With the rising costs of care for employers due to rising obesity rates, increasing mental health issues, and rising incidence of chronic conditions such as diabetes and hypertension; workplace well-being is no longer a nice to have but a need to have.
This means that employers are looking for wellness vendors who are able to partner with them to provide customized employer wellness solutions.
Why workplace well-being?
1. Working age adults spend more time at work than they do at home
2. Remove the barriers and make wellness happen during the work day
3. Education is the key to prevention and avoiding costly illnesses
4. Prevention is the key to good health
In October 2022, the American Surgeon General, Dr Vivek Murthy released an Advisory Paper to share that the number one health concern in the workplace is Mental Health. The advisory paper provides a framework to address five pillars needed to create a healthy workplace.
Post pandemic the top four health issues for employers are the following:
1. Mental health disorders and the corollary conditions attached to these
3. Musculoskeletal issues
"The number one health concern in the workplace is Mental Health."
What is the solution?
We know, as Health, Fitness and Wellness Professionals, that exercise Is medicine. We are the experts to provide the programs, products and services in partnership with employers to support them in providing workplace well-being initiatives.
"As Health, Fitness and Wellness Professionals, we know that exercise is medicine."
We know that any movement at all can improve someone’s mood, can improve circulation, can burn off a few calories, can increase mobility, can reduce back pain and assist in controlling blood sugar levels.
The key is meeting the employer(s) where they are based on the nature of the work that their workforce conducts daily and to provide fun, innovative, and engaging well-being initiatives inclusive of exercise, tai-chi, yoga, meditation, walking, etc…
And that’s not all. Any customers rating your services 4 stars or more get a prompt to share these positive ratings on your external review sites for all to see and boost your reputation.
Debbie Bellenger is an advisor, trainer and mentor with a focus on supporting individuals and organizations in providing customized health and wellness programs to their audiences. You can learn more about Debbie's services here.