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Michelle Obama says “Communities, Countries and ultimately the World is only as strong as the health of their women.” In the same vein, I believe a business or corporation is only as strong and stable as the health of their employees. Why? Because great health gives access to great wealth.
Are you the executive, entrepreneur, small business owner, or major corporation who is asking the question, “does a wellness program impact health care cost and the overall productivity of an organization?”
More importantly, are you asking, “will the savings and increased performance impact my bottom line?”
When implemented properly, the answer is a resounding YES!
When Johnson and Johnson implemented a wellness initiative, they reported saving $250 million on health care costs from 2002 to 2008. One well-implemented initiative yielded them an impressive return of $2.71 for every dollar spent.
Benefits of a Wellness Program:
- Reduced absenteeism and presentism
- Increased engagement and productivity
- Less unscheduled paid time off
- Fewer worker compensation claims
- Increased employee satisfaction, moral and retention
- Company has a visible competitive edge or advantage.
Chronic illness consumes 50% of a company’s claim expenses.
Employees with high overall well-being have 62% lower health costs than people who are struggling with a chronic illness.
Today 60% of companies in the United States, offer Wellness Initiatives. However, the common question asked when implementing any wellness initiative is, what makes a program effective?
In my experience, the most effective wellness initiative must focus on the management of chronic illness, while also providing lifestyle management and behavioral supports.
We now know that lifestyle management programs focused on the fitness and health of an employee will increase morale and overall productivity. What is less commonly known, is that programs focused on preventing ‘at risk’ employees from becoming ill or hospitalized, can greatly reduce health care costs and expenses from absentees.
So why should you or one of your employees believe in a wellness initiative?
Because the desire to be fit, feel fabulous, and live a fulfilled life is universal.
When working with any individual or organization, my desire is to convey the personal benefits for anyone who commits to a wellness program. I know that stable, strong and profitable companies are built by physically, emotionally, and financially healthy people.
My primary goal is to develop teams of fit and healthy individuals who feel and look fabulous.
- Access to promotion and opportunities for advancement
- Fit and healthy individuals earn above average incomes
- Personal and job security: 62% of all US bankruptcies are attributed to medical issues as loss of health often leads to a loss of one’s ability to work.
- Reduced spending: Obese women over 40 have spent an extra $600,000 on food while men have spent an additional $320,000. Reduced impulse buying.
- People who are fit and health are more likely to plan and contribute to a 401K or RRSP.
- People with low credit scores have an increased risk of heart disease.
- 64% of Fit and healthy individuals report being satisfied with their financial situation versus 34% of the general population.
Fit and Fabulous individuals will often produce more results, ultimately putting them in the position to receive more promotions and other opportunities for advancement. More opportunity and advancements create a sense of personal fulfillment and access to above average earnings.
So, let me ask you this…
Do you or your organization desire the strength and confidence that is possible through physical and financial fitness?
How about the opportunity to experience how magnificent and extraordinary it is to be part of an environment where everyone looks and feels fabulous?
Are you ready to create a culture where everyone is encouraged to live the freedom and joy of a RICH and fulfilled life?
If your answer is YES…
Fit Fab and Fulfilled is for you and your organization, and I am excited to be your guide.