Does your office need a wellness program or workshop? We can help - specializing in Corporate Wellness packages available for you and your employees. A one hour, powerful and comprehensive workshop dedicated to your company and the health of your employees!
We facilitate an Employee Health and Wellness Workshop. This workshop includes education on how to implement better nutrition and life choices to create a healthier life, produce a more efficient day, and reduced stress in the work environment. It serves as a first step in allowing you to improve workplace health, and therefore experience many benefits.
Health benefit costs continue to rise. In the past, employers have tried to lessen these costs by adopting managed care strategies, shifting costs to employees, and reducing benefits. These solutions are no longer effectively controlling costs and are depressing the value of health benefits for employee recruitment and retention. An alternative strategy to contain costs is to improve the health of employees so that less medical care is required.
The workshop is a fun and informative forum for the discussion of healthy living. We utilize an interactive approach to facilitate active learning and individual empowerment. This approach allows participants to engage in discussion and interact with other attendees through various exercises and brainstorming. Participants also receive valuable giveaways to take with them, furthering their knowledge after the workshop.
The workshop is one hour in length and may be presented at multiple times to allow for the varying schedules of your employees. A small group format of 25 to 30 participants is recommended per workshop session. In this workshop, participants will learn:
The current state of health in the US
Foods and lifestyle approaches that cause poor health
The effects of sugar on health and energy
How to make better food choices at work and at home
How to improve lifestyle, including exercise and relaxation
Ways to efficiently take action towards achieving goals
Options for having ongoing support after the workshop
Benefits to Employees
Educating your employees about healthy food and lifestyle choices, stress reduction, exercise and eating for sustained energy will provide the following benefits:
Improved overall health
Improved nutrition and healthier eating habits
Reduced stress and anxiety
Fewer food cravings
Increased energy and vitality
Increased daily satisfaction
Employers are actively seeking new ways to reduce health care costs without jeopardizing their ability to attract and retain workers. These factors have prompted many organizations to actively promote health and wellness at the work site. According to a survey released by Buck Consultants in 2011, 74% of responding employers in North America said they now offer wellness programs, providing incentives to encourage healthier lifestyles among employees. As an example, Johnson & Johnson reported that it spends $4.5 million each year on its comprehensive preventive-healthcare programs, but it estimates that without these programs its medical bills would be at least $13 million higher.
Organizational Benefits of Employee Health Education
By providing education to employees specifically on how to improve eating habits, reduce stress, and increase healthy lifestyle activities like exercise, your organization will experience the following benefits:
Reduction in chronic disease – up to 80%!
Decreased healthcare costs – one example sites a 2% reduction in the first year alone!
Increased employee morale
Enhanced workplace culture
Attract more talented employees and experience less turnover
Examples of Benefits Achieved
A study at NASA found that while the productivity of non-exercising employees decreased 50% during the final two hours of the workday, those who had an exercise plan in place worked at full efficiency all day. This represents a 12.5% higher overall productivity level in exercisers as compared to non-exercisers.
Studies at Dupont and General Mills, which implemented comprehensive wellness education and programming, found 14% to 19% reductions in absenteeism. General Electric reported an astounding 45% decrease in absenteeism.
EAT. DRINK. THRIVE. IN THE WORKPLACE.
Call us for more information or email Celeste Corsaro, our holistic health coach Celeste@plant-bar.com