Healthy employees, healthy business!
Invest in the health of your employees and maximize work performance
Up to $5 saved for each dollar spent on a healthy workplace.
Working in the corporate world has numerous repercussions on the life and health of any professional. Implementing healthy lifestyle and working strategies helps improve productivity and works to reduce depression, stress, and anxiety.
Over 40% of corporate professionals are affected by illnesses associated with a stressful, pressure-filled, work environment. Putting dollars into your employees’ healthcare actually helps you decrease costs in the long run.
Professionals who battle health issues often struggle to work to their full potential. Better healthcare enhances employee satisfaction and their commitment to your company. Value them and your business will become valuable!
Healthy, happy employees are an asset to any company in the way of reduced disability insurance claims, absenteeism, turnover, and medical leave.
Personalized naturopathic medical programs for corporate employees.
How much does an unhealthy workplace cost? The answer may surprise youe
Any idea how much it costs a company in lost productivity when its workers are unhealthy? It can be in the millions. Let’s look at some of the major factors that affect employees’ overall health and your company’s bottom line.
- LACK OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY – Did you know that it can cost a company up to $500 in extra health benefit costs for each employee that doesn’t get enough exercise? The corporate world is sedentary – millions of people sit at their desks for up to 12 hours a day. So while employees pay with their health, employers take a hit in profits.
- OBESITY – Physical inactivity paired with an unhealthy diet equals obesity. Recent studies indicate that the number of employees claiming extra medical expenses, days off, or compensation claims has increased significantly in the past decade. People who struggle with obesity generally spend up to 80% more on medical treatments compared to healthy people.
- RISK FACTORS INFLUENCING THE OVERALL LIFESTYLE OF YOUR EMPLOYEES – Smoking, obesity, alcoholism, and lack of physical activity all contribute to a company’s increased health care costs. In fact, people who suffer from self-induced health issues are twice as likely to take medical leaves.
- ALCOHOL – Employees who battle alcoholism have a decreased level of work productivity and a more erratic lifestyle. Costs associated with alcohol dependent employees can reach up to $600 per year.
- SMOKING – Smokers can cost a company up to an astounding $2000 a year.
- STRESS –
Statistics show that stress is the most important condition affecting employees’ productivity. The most expensive risk factor for corporations is stressed employees trying to maintain a harmonious work/life balance. Here are some reasons why companies should invest more in the well being of their employees.
– Workplace injuries cost a company 60% more
– Absenteeism increases health-related costs by 20%
– Long term or short term disability can increase a company’s health costs by 30%
About Vitality in Professionals (VIP)
Vitality in Professionals (VIP) is a corporate health program that provides comprehensive, effective, naturopathic solutions for each individual employee. The Vitality in Professionals program aims to:
- Improve health
- Boost productivity
- Provide a customized health plan for each employee
- Use dietary plans, exercise programs, lifestyle counseling and natural supplements to enhance the capability of the body to adapt to stress and intense work schedules
- Provide follow-up visits by a licensed, Toronto-based naturopath
- Closely monitor each patient’s progress
- Lower a company’s long-term healthcare costs
- Prove that investing in people’s health means reaping the rewards a successful business!
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