Workplace Health Plans Help Productivity
February 5th, 2007
Healthier employees give corporations a greater competitive advantages by maintaining a higher level of productivity and lower health-care costs,
according to a new book.
Workplace wellness programs that will help workers stay healthy is a must in the wake of rising health-care costs, advises Tom Weede, author of “The Entrepreneur Diet: The On-the-Go Plan for Fitness, Weight Loss and Healthy Living.”
According to Weede, large corporations can realize a nearly $5 savings for every dollar spent on making workers healthier, while small businesses can realize a return by using creative strategies.
“In talking to small business owners for 'The Entrepreneur Diet,' I found that many were really creative in how they brought a healthy culture to their company,” Weede said.
“Creating a healthy work environment can be done with a minimal budget,” Weede said. “And it not only makes for fitter, more productive employees, it also encourages wonderful workplace camaraderie.”