Strategic and well-executed workplace wellness programs offer benefits for employers and employees. According to research, 78% of employees believe their company’s wellness program had a positive impact on workers’ health, and 75% believe such programs had a positive impact on their productivity and performance. So, as you work to improve your workplace wellness programs this year, Boyd Consulting Group, Inc. is here to help

Employee Mental Health - needs to be part of the wellness strategy.  How employees feel directly impacts their contribution in the workplace. A negative work environment is not only bad for employee morale, it will cost you financially, in fact, the Center for Prevention and Health Services estimates that mental illness and substance abuse issues cost employers between $79 and $105 billion annually in indirect costs. Absenteeism, decreased productivity, and increased healthcare expenses are just a few of the way’s mental health problems cost employers.

Financial Wellness - 63% of Workers with Access to Financial Wellness Resources Use Them. All employers should offer some sort of financial wellness program in 2020, in addition to offering financial wellness benefits and those revolving around retirement savings, as 42% of employees say it’s likely they’ll need to use money in a retirement account for expenses other than retirement.

Engagement – physical movement, create and implement programs that suit all levels of capability. Provide the tools and resources to ensure everyone is successful. Nutrition – Good nutrition is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. Combined with physical activity, your diet can help you to reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of Chronic diseases (like heart disease and cancer), and promote your overall health. Let us review what is in your vending machines or being served in the cafeteria.

Boyd Consulting Group Wellness Portal Testimonial

We now have a powerful online wellness portal that will help you motivate your employees to move! Use our Alliance Technology to create a culture of health within your company. Team Challenges, incentive programs, daily challenges, uploading your wearable device makes wellness fun! Positive feedback, message boards, our gamified platform and team competitions keep members coming back for more. Our portal engages members to become healthier and more active, check out one of our client’s employee’s story: READ MORE

Spring is officially here and it is time to start moving!  From your brain to your joints, moving every day has the power to improve every part of your body. And it’s not just about high-impact, sweat-inducing exercise, either. It’s simple – whether you choose to implement small movements into your routine or try a new activity like cycling or yoga, increasing your daily mobility can help upgrade your overall health. If you are just starting an exercise program, please consult with your physician.

Just starting your exercise program – watch this video on Why you Need to Exercise 

The American Heart Association promotes April as the perfect time for Move More Month. The American Heart Association recommends that adults get 150 minutes of physical activity per week and “Move More” is one of the pillars of their Healthy for Good platform.  Attached is the Move More Month Activation Guide loaded with great tips!  

Walking for 30 minutes a day or more on most days of the week is a great way to improve or maintain your overall health. You carry your own body weight when you walk. This is known as weight-bearing exercise. Some of the benefits include:

  • increased cardiovascular and pulmonary (heart and lung) fitness
  • reduced risk of heart disease and stroke
  • improved management of conditions such as hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol, joint and muscular pain or stiffness, and diabetes
  • stronger bones and improved balance
  • increased muscle strength and endurance
  • reduced body fat.

 

For more information go to  https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/walking-for-good-health#health-benefits-of-walking

Exercise can help to improve mental function, reduce your risk for chronic disease and manage your weight. Follow this link for a great beginner’s guide to working out https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/how-to-start-exercising

 
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