A lot of companies offer health coaching and nutrition services to employees in order to better their quality of life and stress management skills. By finding happiness in work and relationships and following a healthy diet and lifestyle, employees are able to be more productive, energized, and confident. It’s a win-win.

A lot of companies offer health coaching and nutrition services to employees in order to better their quality of life and stress management skills. By finding happiness in work and relationships and following a healthy diet and lifestyle, employees are able to be more productive, energized, and confident. It’s a win-win.

Higher Productivity At Work

  • A stronger immune system equals both fewer sick days and fewer “burn out” days with increased energy and mental sharpness.
  • Moods are balanced and overall positivity is exuded both at the office and at home.
  • Reducing stress and bettering time management increases problem-solving performance.
  • Employees handle tasks with confidence, composure and preparation.

Lower Health Care Needs

  • Improved biometric scores and achievable health age, thus lowering health care and premium costs.[1]
  • 25% savings on health care, worker compensation, absenteeism and disability management.[2]
  • Positive return on investment: obesity (-2.0%), eating (-5.8%), exercise (-6.5%), stress (-3.5%), depression (-2.3%), blood pressure (-2.3%). Medical and productivity savings of $2.03 for every $1.00 invested.[3]
  • Lowers estimated $1,429 cost of obesity/person/year.[4]

Team Building Exercises

  • Monthly wellness workshops and fun, informative activities for employees. Workshops can cover various topics, such as sugar, cravings, insomnia, gut health, fitness, superfoods, positive thinking and time/stress management skills.
  • Group sessions offer extra accountability and support among small groups of employees
  • Sessions can range from 15 minutes to 60 minutes, depending on preference
  • Team building saves time per person
  • It brings employees together in setting mutual goals and encouraging one another.
  • By building stronger relationships among employees in this aspect, they will collaborate better on other work-related projects.

Overview of potential benefits of workplace health programs to employers and employees

For Employers:

  • Lower health care and disability costs
  • Enhanced employee productivity
  • Reduced employee absenteeism
  • Decreased rates of illness and injuries
  • Enhanced corporate image
  • Improved employee morale
  • Improved employee recruitment and retention
  • Increased organizational commitment and creation of a culture of health

For Employees:

  • Increased well-being, self-image, and self-esteem
  • Improved coping skills with stress or other factors affecting health
  • Improved health status
  • Lower costs for acute health issues
  • Lower out of pocket costs for health care services (e.g., reduced premiums; deductibles; co-payments)
  • Increased access to health promotion resources and social support
  • Improved job satisfaction
  • Safer and more supportive work environment

[1] Ray M. Merrill J. Grant Merrill , (2014) “An evaluation of a comprehensive, incentivized worksite health promotion program with a health coaching component”, International Journal of Workplace Health Management, Vol. 7 Iss: 2, pp.74 – 88

[2] “Control Health Care Costs,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2013)

[3] “Estimating the Return on Investment From a Health Risk Management Program Offered to Small Colorado-Based Employers,” Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine (May 2014).

[4] Wellness Program Trends: A Closer Look at Health Coaching, Healthcare Trends Institute: Taken from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (April 23, 2014)