WHAT IS A CORPORATE WELLNESS PROGRAM
Corporate wellness programs vary widely in structure from workplace to workplace. But with General Wellness, a corporate wellness program consists of:
Nutrition-focused wellness presentations delivered by a registered dietitian
A dietitian to come onsite to the company 1-2 times per month for one-on-one nutrition counseling with employees
Various digital content to continually educate employees on wellness topics
Contracting and cooperating with fitness professionals, implementing company-wide wellness campaigns and challenges, and coordinating health fairs are also services within corporate wellness programs that a General Wellness Corporate Wellness partnership can provide
WHY corporate wellness
Wellness programs have become not only a beneficial part, but a necessary part of corporations and workplaces in recent years due to rising healthcare costs. Nutrition-focused counseling by a Registered Dietitian ensures that your employees create and maintain healthy lifestyle choices longterm.
Employees who participate in corporate wellness programs begin to feel more motivated about their own health, more satisfied with their quality of life, & more productive in the workplace. This in turn improves overall company culture, increases job satisfaction, and ultimately lowers company healthcare expenditures.
who this benefits
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) lists 4 causes of chronic disease in our country among U.S. adults: 1) inactivity 2) poor nutrition 3) tobacco use 4) frequent alcohol consumption.
The CDC reports that if these problems were eliminated, 80% of heart disease and stroke, 80% of type 2 diabetes, and 40% of cancer would be prevented. Adults in the workforce with these medical conditions cost both themselves and their employers money every year.
How to ensure success
These chronic diseases being preventable through dietary changes, and corporate wellness programs with a focus on dietary interventions from registered dietitians will lead to a greater benefit to the employee’s well being and employer’s bottom line. Dietitians enable lasting lifestyle changes in the lives of employees with science-based nutrition consultations tailored specifically to the individual, their goals, and past medical history.
With 45.4% of the U.S. adult deaths in 2012 from heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes being a direct result of poor dietary habits, registered dietitians become necessary to improve these dietary patterns in adults in the workplace