Corporate Wellness

Become a Healthier Company
with the Waynesboro Family YMCA

The Waynesboro Family YMCA is prepared to help you improve your bottom line and the health of your greatest asset — your employees.

A growing body of evidence suggests that effectively run corporate fitness and wellness programs result in the following benefits:

Benefit #1 – Containment of Health Care Costs

The majority of health care costs in theUnited Statesare attributed to the diagnosis and treatment of chronic diseases and conditions such as diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease and asthma. These conditions are often preventable with positive lifestyle changes, such as increased physical activity and a healthy diet.

 

Benefit #2 – Increased Workplace Productivity

Workers who exercise regularly tend to have more energy and are more productive while at work. As little as 30 minutes of physical activity most days of the week can have significant physical and mental benefits for workers.

 

Benefit #3 – Increased Workplace Morale & Employee Energy Levels

Along with increased productivity, the increase in energy level that comes from active, healthy employees also results in improved morale and a new level of energy within your organization.

 

Benefit #4 – Decreased Employee Turnover

Health promotion programs are seen as an additional perk to employees, making them feel valued and appreciated by their employers. These employees are less likely to seek employment elsewhere, decreasing the time, energy and money associated with recruiting, hiring and training new employees.

 

Benefit #5 – Decreased Absenteeism

When an employee misses work due to illness, other employees take on the burden of those responsibilities, often creating a tense environment. Employees suffering from chronic conditions such as diabetes, cardio-vascular disease and other obesity-related illnesses are likely to miss work more often than healthy employees. These same conditions can be controlled, and often prevented, by positive lifestyle changes such as physical activity.

 

Benefit #6 – Increased Recruitment Potential

In the midst of a tight labor market, businesses are forced to pull out the stops in order to recruit new talent. In some instances, health promotion can prove to be a very valuable tool in sealing the deal.

 

Benefit #7 – Enhanced Creativity and Ability to Concentrate

In the midst of a tight labor market, businesses are forced to pull out the stops in order to recruit new talent. In some instances, health promotion can prove to be a very valuable tool in sealing the deal.

 

The Corporate Wellness Initiative provides a strong vehicle to lead program participants to beneficial lifestyle change and its partners to increase employee satisfaction and productivity.

For more information on the Health and Wellness Programs at the Waynesboro Family YMCA, contact the Y at 540.943.9622.