The Results Are In: How Does Your Company Promote Health and Wellness?

results_are_in_health_and_wellness_at_work_webYour health is an important part of your life, and it’s something that matters both in and out of the workplace. In an effort to help you stay on track with your fitness goals, some companies offer health and wellness benefits, programs, and resources to help you stay healthy. To find out what kinds of programs your workplace offers, we asked Movin’ On Up readers how your company promotes health and wellness and the results were mixed.

What Readers Said
Only 6% of respondents stated that their company offers healthy snacks and beverages, 9% reported that wellness screenings are offered in their workplace, and 15% said that they have access to a workplace gym. Another 15% of respondents reported that their workplace offers health education, coaching, or training. Additionally, 21% of readers responded that their company offers all of the aforementioned health benefits.

While these results offer a positive outlook on what companies are doing to promote the health of their employees, 35% of readers, the most respondents to the poll, stated that their workplace does not offer any health incentives whatsoever.

What Employers Said
These statistics mirror the results of a similar poll on Refresh Leadership, the Express blog for business leaders. In that poll, 27% of company leaders responded that they do not have any wellness incentives in place. While 20% offer a gym or gym discounts, 16% offer discounts on health insurance for wellness program participants, 12% have healthy vending options, and 5% have sports clubs or exercise classes after work, the most prevalent response was that no health programs currently exist.

Since health is important and a good majority of an employee’s day is spent in the office or on the job site, it seems health and wellness incentives should be more prevalent in the workplace. How do you think companies can implement health programs and incentives? Let us know in the comments section below.

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