Benefits of Health Promotion Programs.

Benefits of Health Promotion Programs.

Wellness Programs are crucial to bettering the health of our nations. Most adults spend more of their waking hours at work than anywhere else, making it a great venue for promoting healthy habits.

The worksite organizational culture and environment are powerful influences on behavior and this needs to be put to use as a means of helping personnel to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Benefits to Health Promotion Programs include -

o Weight reduction

o Better fitness

o Improved stamina

o Lower amounts of stress

o Enhanced well-being, self-image and self-esteem

Employers can also benefit from Wellness Programs. As reported by recent research, businesss’ benefits are -

o Increased recruitment and retention of healthful staff

o Lowered healthcare costs

o Reduced rates of illness and injuries

o Decreased staff member absenteeism

o Better worker relations and morale

o Better productivity

o Weight loss

o Enhanced fitness

o Improved stamina

o Reduced levels of stress

o Enhanced wellness, self-image and self-esteem

Employers can also benefit from Health Promotion Programs. As reported by recent research, businesss’ benefits are -

o Better recruitment and retention of healthful staff

o Reduced health care costs

o Lowered rates of disease and injuries

o Decreased employee absenteeism

o Enhanced worker relations and morale

o Improved productivity

A USA Department of Health and Human Services report revealed that at worksites with exercise programs as components of their Wellness Programs have -

o Lowered health care costs by 20 to 55 percent

o Lowered short-term sick time by six to 32 percent

o Improved productivity by two to 52%

Thanks to modern medicine, life expectancy for American Citizens has continually increased. How much we enjoy these additional years, notwithstanding, depends greatly on how we have lived our lives.

If our quality of life is to remain high so that we can fully enjoy these extra years, we must practice good eating habits, be active and refrain from using tobacco products.