Every corporation wants to improve their profits, but most CEOs probably don’t think a wellness coaching program can boost the bottom line. Many business owners only think that a wellness coaching program would just create an additional expense.
Wellness Coaching Program = Happy and Healthy Employees
Running a business is all about bringing in more money than you send out – income needs to exceed expenses if you want to stay in business. Business owners and executives need to manage expenses to ensure profitability.
No one wants to add an additional expense for their business…unless there is some direct and measurable benefit.
The Benefits of Wellness Coaching Programs for Businesses
Individuals are turning to wellness coaches to help them diet, exercise, delay the aging process, or manage chronic illnesses. There is no reason that businesses can’t do the same thing.
Unhealthy employees mean more missed work days and lower productivity. Lower productivity can substantially eat into a company’s bottom line. Keeping employees healthy and showing up for work will keep productivity high and benefit the bottom line.
6 Benefits of a Wellness Coaching Program
- • Fewer sick days
• Fewer sick people showing up at work
• Employees have more energy
• Exercise programs and breaks make employees happier
• Help to reduce employee stress (and executive stress)
• Happier, healthier, and more productive employees
Ingredients of a Wellness Coaching Program
A business or corporate coaching program can be anything from the very basic to something that covers every aspect of health and wellness. This is up to the business owner to decide based on the size of the company, the types of employees, and the company’s goals
A good health program can include any of the following:
- • A business weight and workout room
• Exercise programs and classes
• Exercise information available to employees
• Exercise coaches available to employees
• Wellness classes and information
• Diet and nutrition information and classes
• Strategies for managing stress
• Weight lose programs
• Smoking cessation programs
• On site testing for health factors – weight, BMI, blood pressure, etc.
• Metrics to assess risk factors and to monitor changes and progress
• Individual on-site wellness coaches
Health Care Costs are Skyrocketing
One of the best reasons to develop a company wellness program is the high cost of health care. And you know what? It’s not going down anytime soon! Health care costs are through the roof and going even higher; annual premiums for employee-sponsored health care were up 3 percent from last year. Both the employer and the employee pay more every year. Reducing doctor visits, medication, and medical procedures will save everyone on the long-term.
Helping your employees get and stay healthier not only benefits their lives, it also benefits the company’s bottom line. Employees care about working in an environment and working for management that cares about them. These employees will be healthier, happier, and in the long run, much more productive.
Wellness coaching works. It’s a field that is exploding as more corporations and businesses begin to see the benefits. A good wellness coaching program will improve employee health, boost company moral, and work wonders for a company’s profit and loss statement.
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