As preventive health becomes an increasingly important method not only for improving health but also for reducing healthcare costs, some workplaces have begun to embrace the trend. They're adopting practices and imitating programs specifically aimed at improving their employees' health and well-being.
Some of these practices have involved gym or other fitness-related cost reimbursements as well as mental and physical health improvement workshops. Not only do employees enjoy the benefits of these programs, but their employers do as well: when employees exercise more often and eat better, morale improves, productivity increases and health care costs go down.
Knowing the physical and mental toll that working can have on your body, it’s worth looking into any such offerings from your own employer that you might not be aware of. If your employer does not currently offer any health betterment programs, it’s worth starting a conversation with your head of human resources, since improving workplace health can lead to a happier, healthier, and more profitable retirement.
Read more at nytimes.com.