Employee Wellness Programs Are So Much More

Fun fact: Back in 1979, American multinational corporation Johnson & Johnson launched a health program dubbed “Live for Life” aimed at promoting, among other things, weight loss. After bestowing more than 30,000 pedometers to its employees, the company’s efforts resulted in reduced healthcare costs as well as a drop in absences.

Johnson & Johnson is just one of many major companies prioritizing employee health. Nowadays, half of U.S. companies provide a wellness program, and there is tons of research available reinforcing how these programs factor considerably in improving the bottom line and helping companies succeed. A recent post on the website Fast Company goes into considerable detail regarding wellness programs and how they integrate into an employee’s life beyond simply giving productivity a jolt. The article dives deep into how encouraging employees to set aside time for what they’re interested in and passionate about will result in a significantly healthier and not to mention a happier workforce.

At Team FootWorks, we’re major fans of promoting fitness programs and encouraging employee wellness. Visit our website at http://teamfootworks.org to learn more about these programs as well as the races we’ve played integral roles in.

This update is by FootWorks Miami. At Footworks, we are a family business dedicated to remaining Miami’s running headquarters since our 1976 debut. We sell footwear by many respected brands and we also offer regular health and fitness-minded activities, events, and training. For more information, please call 305-667-9322 or visit our store at 5724 Sunset Drive, South Miami, Florida 33143.

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