75% of healthcare spending is preventable
People who exercise or practice Yoga one time per week reduce their medical costs by 50%
Obesity is now considered a disease
1/3 of all Americans are considered obese
People who are obese are at greater health risk than smokers
Worksite health programs help improve lives, making them longer, healthier and more productive. There is mounting evidence that the leading cause of disease, disability and premature death is potentially avoidable or at least controllable. Most injuries and conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure and some cancers can be avoided with simple healthy lifestyle changes. Adults with multiple risk factors( smokers, drinkers, and those with sedentary habits) are more likely to be high cost employees in terms of health care use, absenteeism, disability and overall productivity. The worksite is where most adults spend half or more of their waking hours. The cost of health promotion in the work place is minimal. For about the cost of a holiday party or an installation of new carpet, small businesses can offer a low cost high value employee benefit that will have a powerful impact on an individuals health.
BENEFIT 1- Improve your Company and the Bottom Line
The annual per capita increase in medical expenditures and absenteeism associated with obesity ranges from $450 to $2,500 per obese person.
People who exercise 1-2 times a week cost $350 less per year in health care costs.
Health care costs are rising 13-15% annually.
Disability claims for workers compensation in 2006 totaled over $ 87 billion.
BENEFIT 2- Improve Productivity
Promoting wellness is an investment in human capital. When employees are in good physical and psychological shape, they are more likely to be on the job and preforming well. A companies productivity depends on an employees wellness.
Benefits to Employer
Attract optimum employees in a competitive marketplace.
Reduce absenteeism/lost time.
Improving on the job decision making and on the job utilization.
Improving employees morale and fostering stronger organizational commitments.
Reduce employee turnover.
Reduce organizational conflict by building a reservoir of good will towards management.
Benefit 3- Lower Health Care Costs
Preventable illness makes up 70% of all health care claims. Many of these claims are linked to health habits, which could be corrected through the implementation of a health promotion program.
Yearly Health Care Claims of unhealthy people:
High Blood Pressure $ 1,240
Sedentary Lifestyle $1,250
Reduce your companies health care premiums by having healthier employees.
Stress Buster Day– Includes one 45 minute group seminar that teaches simple practical tips that your staff can start to apply to reduce stress immediately.
Gentle Reiki-Yoga Class- This all level class will begin with breath work techniques. Your instructor will also teach simple but effective stretching exercises that result from preforming repetitive movements. Class is followed by a Reiki Meditation that will leave your staff feeling stress free.
1 hour of Chair massage
Program cost $499
Health Coaching Day– Includes two 45 minute group seminars that teach simple and effective techniques that can immediately be applied to improve health and wellness.
Gentle Reiki-Yoga Class– This all level class will begin with breath work techniques. Your instructor will also teach simple but effective stretching exercises that result from preforming repetitive movements. Class is followed by a Reiki Meditation that will leave your staff feeling stress free.
Program cost $499
Weekly Wellness, Yoga or Meditation Classes– $200 per hour 10 week minimum
Hourly Chair Massage or Reiki- $75 per hour
Travel fees may apply