National Women’s Health and Fitness Day Promotes Wellness

National Women’s Health and Fitness Day Promotes WellnessTomorrow, Sept. 25, 2013, is National Women’s Health & Fitness Day, the nation’s largest annual health promotion event for women. The focus for the day is to encourage women of all ages to partake in regular physical activity and to promote health awareness. With National Women’s Health and Fitness Day as a reminder, now is a good time to think about the health and wellness of all your employees.

Workplace health programs can be used as an important cost-saving tool for your organization. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, healthier employees tend to be more productive than their unhealthy counterpart. In general:

  • Healthy employees are less likely to call in sick or use vacation time due to illness*
  • Companies that support workplace health have a greater percentage of employees at work every day*
  • Because employee health frequently carries over into better health behavior that impact both the employee and their family (such as nutritious meals cooked at home or increased physical activity with the family), employees may miss less work caring for ill family members as well*
  • Similarly, workplace health programs can reduce the extent to which health symptoms, conditions, and diseases adversely affect the work productivity of individuals who choose to remain at work*

With these facts in mind, take time to evaluate your organization’s health and wellness program. Is there anything you can do in your office to promote fitness and healthy habits more effectively? If the answer is “yes,” our team of employee benefits specialists and wellness experts can help. To learn more about National Women’s Health & Fitness Day and see how you can get involved, visit the National Women’s Health & Fitness Day website. To learn more about AssuredPartners NL employee benefits, visit: AssuredPartners NL Employee Benefits.

*Source: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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