Businesses from large corporations to local mom-and-pop shops are starting to realize that having physically active employees will improve employee health and morale, increase productivity, and strengthen their global competitiveness. However, they may not know how to implement a corporate wellness program or how to encourage their staff to be active. That's where us in the fitness industry come in.
We know movement at work positively impacts worker energy, engagement, and focus. Spreading it throughout the day improves mood, decreases feelings of fatigue, and affects appetite. Not to mention, it can boost creative brainstorming, which is an essential ingredient of innovation.
In addition to positively impacting an employee's daily life, physical activity can help prevent the development of many chronic diseases—which are projected to cost America $794 billion in lost employee productivity every year through 2030. Those of us in the fitness industry have the perfect solution to this problem.
However, even businesses running wellness programs can struggle with engaging employees long term. Challenges can make exercise fun by adding gamification and competitiveness to the mix, and we have you covered with some ideas you can use to help businesses better engage employees in wellness initiatives. As an added bonus, doing so could also help you develop stronger ties with your community.