Helping your Employees Get Healthy
Author: The Massey Clark Fisher Team | Monday, Aug 27, 2012
Did you know that if you have healthy employees you might get a break on your healthcare costs? Some carriers offer discounts if you can show them that your employees are living healthy lifestyles. Your employees can also benefit from living healthy by possibly getting reductions on their premium costs as well.
So how do you get your employees to get healthy? One thing that always seems to work is to lead by example. If you are overweight yourself and always stop by the break room for a snack in the afternoon, maybe it’s time to reevaluate your habits. Whether you like it or not, you are in a position that constantly has a lot of eyes on you. If you are excelling in your position as a boss, your employees look up to you. Why not show them that you can excel in taking care of yourself, too?
You may need some incentive to get moving. That’s OK. We all need to know our efforts are not going unnoticed sometimes. Having a partner will help get you on the right track. In fact, having multiple people on the same page will help keep the motivation flowing. Start a weight loss group, or maybe even a walking group in your office. Every afternoon, you can get the group together for a walk around the office instead of going for that unnecessary snack. You will feel much better about yourself and your employees will see the change, trust me.
Once you start the healthy living process, you’ll start to see results. Your energy level will boost along with your decreasing waistline. Remember, everyone in your life will benefit from your healthy habits. Keep that in mind when you go for that 3PM cookie today. Put it down, grab some water and take a walk instead.