Regardless of the setting and assigned tasks, work is hard on the body and mind alike. It’s a given that physically demanding jobs put people at risk of injury, but office workers are also susceptible to developing health problems over time.
Poor posture and lack of regular movement take their toll over time, resulting in chronic pain conditions, while stress can affect health in a variety of ways, including mental health problems and sleep disturbances. Stress can also exacerbate physical health conditions.
Companies of all sizes are becoming increasingly aware of the cost of poor employee health. Unhealthy employees are less productive, take more sick time, and drive up the cost of medical insurance. In fact, a Harvard Business School study recently found that medical expenses at American companies fell by $3.27 for every dollar spent on wellness programs, and that employee absenteeism expenses fell by $2.73.
Healthy Employees, Better Productivity
That’s why it only makes sense for Chicago-area companies to partner with Align Wellness Center. Our in-office massage days and lunch-and-learn talks, and corporate health days help the employees of our corporate partners manage stress and take better care of themselves. These types of events also show workers that their employers care about them, reducing turnover and enhancing talent recruitment.
Align Wellness Center’s corporate health outreach programs are a cost-effective way to boost morale and productivity while effectively managing healthcare spending. Contact us to learn more.