Wellness programs can be implemented at your company in several ways- but whether you are an employer or employee, the benefits of a wellness program impact everyone. What are the actual benefits of a wellness program?
For one, wellness programs highlight the importance of your wellbeing. You can read more about wellbeing in this blog, “Well-Being 101: The Basics”, but here is a rundown of the four concepts that it breaks into:
- Physical Well-Being
Physical well-being focuses on how well one’s body operates. This can include eating healthy, being active, avoiding destructive behaviors and substances, getting enough sleep, and taking care of yourself when you’re ill.
- Mental Well-Being
Mental well-being focuses on how good you feel about yourself, as well as how you feel emotionally and psychologically. This can include coping with stress, working productively and exhibiting self-esteem and confidence.
- Financial Well-Being
Financial well-being focuses on your relationship with finances and saving for the future. This can include investing in retirement, budgeting and reducing debt.
- Social Well-Being
Social well-being focuses on your relationship with your peers, your community, and the environment. This can include volunteering, living sustainably and joining workplace committees.
Additionally, engaging with your wellness program holds a lot of value for both yourself as an employee, and for your company as an employer. For example, when we say that these programs benefit from senior management buy-in, it also means that there are equal levels of dedication from the employee level to senior management. Likewise, wellness programs allow the entire workforce to get to know each other better and foster stronger team connections. These programs provide tips, tricks, and motivation to keep your wellbeing in shape, which creates a stronger and healthier work force.
For more information for employers on wellness program engagement, feel free to give this blog a read: https://www.ekmcconkey.com/blog/engaging-employees-in-your-wellness-program/