Easy, Low-Cost Wellness Ideas

“Whether you’re working with a corporate wellness vendor or are taking small steps into the world of employee health, there are plenty of low-cost ways to promote a healthy workplace,” Benefits Pro reports.

images“Wellness programs can help businesses reduce health care costs and improve their bottom line, but you don’t need a Fortune 500 budget to take a proactive role in creating a happier, healthier culture.”

Increase physical activity: “Study after study shows that just 30 minutes of physical activity a day can help prevent a wide variety of costly health issues. You don’t need to offer free gym memberships or give every employee a new pair of running shoes; there are plenty of ways to get your workforce moving for little to no money.”

Encourage healthy choices: “Your employees are making nutritional decisions while they’re at work, and you likely have more influence on those choices than you realize. Create an environment that offers healthy choices and makes it easy to eat well.”

Create a culture of wellness: “In order for employees to take their health seriously, employers need to do the same. Create an environment that promotes physical, emotional and social wellness throughout your workforce.”