Hard economic times have led many businesses to make reductions in their corporate budgets. This, however, has not led to them neglecting one important thing – the well-being of their staff. A lot of successful companies understand that health and wellness in the workplace directly impact productivity and so are worth investing in.
Because of the health-productivity connection, one of the first things businesses looked into as they recovered economically is bettering the wellness and health programs of their companies. Several studies have contributed to this by showing the positive influence that outstanding corporate health benefits have on profit and growth in a company.
Initially, the idea of upgrading corporate fitness and health programs might cause some worry in the area of finances. Fortunately, it doesn’t take a lot of expense to keep employees fit. There are options which fit the budgets of small to medium sized businesses and are still quite effective in what they do.
An example of such choices is walking programs. All that is needed is space and a good pair of walking shoes, but the benefits are great – the program can even work against diabetes and obesity. Training is simple but execution and results are well-monitored.
Other affordable programs with good results involve Pilates or yoga. Sessions can be fitted into breaks or time before shifts, letting employees get their workout regularly.