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Life Balance: ROI of Regular Exercise

Written by LeAnn Thieman, CSP, February 2nd, 2016

Employers are beginning to understand the positive impact employee well-being and life balance has on business. And it’s not just healthcare savings. Greater worker engagement, increased productivity, fewer sick days, greater job satisfaction, increased concentration, easier recruitment, and reduced turnover all affect the bottom line.

Businesses need to know about the ROI of regular exercise and movement in the workplace. When workers exercise, employers reap the rewards.

Research has proven that when workers exercise three times a week for 30 minutes or more, it’s 15% more likely that their job performance will be higher. And when they exercise during regular work hours, their moods and performance improve, along with their concentration, work relationships and resilience to stress.

daily exerciseThe significant boost exercise gives to employee engagement is especially important. Employees who are most engaged (top quartile) have 37% lower absenteeism, 21% higher productivity, and 22% higher profitability when compared to those least engaged (bottom quartile), Gallup research found.

Promoting regular exercise in the workplace yields rewards all around, from reducing the risk of worker burnout and depression, to enhancing self-efficacy and how workers feel about their ability to juggle work life balance,.

A company’s employees are its most valuable asset. When they are healthy, so is the bottom line.

To learn how to improve employee health, engagement and work life balance, visit SelfCare for HealthCare. Contact me today to learn more about bringing this life-changing, money-saving program to your facility.

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