Corporate fitness programs save businesses millions of dollars a year, by improving the health of workers.
A key factor of most wellness programs is physical fitness. Physical fitness helps to improve muscle and cardio vascular strength, but it also helps to decrease the chances of contracting diseases and the related work issues that are associated with them. Recent studies have shown that more than 100 million workdays are lost each year to lower back pain.
An increase in one’s physical fitness helps to decrease weight and improve the lack of muscle strength which is the cause of most lower back injuries.
Employees produce less when suffering from lower back pain, lack of mobility or fatigue from poor physical fitness. Businesses with wellness programs usually see a reduction in health insurance and workers compensation premiums and claims.