14 Jun Wellness Question #14: How do you encourage wellness and still keep your workforce productive?
Wellness is a lifestyle choice. It coincides with all aspects of life—not just what happens at work. Research suggests that as your employees’ health begins to improve, their productivity does as well. The CDC supports the claim that healthier employees are generally more productive:
- Healthier employees are less likely to call in sick or use vacation time due to illness
- Companies that support workplace health have a greater percentage of employees at work every day
- Because employee health frequently carries over into better health behavior that impact both the employee and their family (such as nutritious meals cooked at home or increased physical activity with the family), employees may miss less work caring for ill family members as well
- Similarly, workplace health programs can reduce presenteeism—the measurable extent to which health symptoms, conditions and disease adversely affect the work productivity of individuals who choose to remain at work
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