How To Start A Wellness Program


You’re a business owner whose company is flourishing and growing. You’ve created an environment where your employees are happy, your clients and customers are happy, and you’re ready to take the next step in creating a great workplace. It’s time for you to consider a wellness program.

What is a Wellness Program?

In today’s age work and stress mean less time for health and exercise. A wellness program emphasizes health and exercise and can help alleviate stress and boost performance in the workplace. It can be as simple as a handouts and posters about health or as involved as an office-wide weight loss program.

Wellness Program Benefits

Female-Jogging-Wellness-ProgramA healthy employee is a productive one. By giving them information on being healthier or giving them means to be, you create an environment where people are more relaxed and focused on what they’re doing.  You’ve also shown them you truly care about their well-being.  Programs can also bring employees and co-workers together. You might see friendly weight loss or weight training competition. You may have employees racing to finish 5ks quicker than the other. You may also see some money being saved on the healthcare front.

How to Start a Program

The first thing you have to do is make the choice to be healthier and see the added benefits.  Secondly, you’ve got to decide on a budget. It may be that the weight loss program is cheaper than posters and newsletters because employees are losing the weight in their spare time. You may find you have it in your budget to put a small weight room in your office. It’s really up to you.

Make sure the program has structure. Let your employees know what the goal of it is, and let them have some fun. Offer incentives – a good parking spot for a week, a fruit basket, free lunch on the boss. Give the folks at work something to strive towards.

Now it’s up to you. Trust us though. Healthy employees are productive and happy. It’s in your best interest to start a wellness program.



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  1. It’s so true that a healthy employee is more productive than a not-so-healthy one. I hope that this post encourages many business owners to start a wellness program for their employees.

  2. Wellness programs just make sense to me. Healthy, happy employees are better employees. Why wouldn’t you want to take care of the people that you’ve invested so much into?

  3. I completely agree that a wellness program can bring employees together. It may not be easy at first, but once everyone is in the groove of being healthy, it will be second nature.

  4. The benefits of having a wellness program far outweigh the cons, what cons could there even be? Thanks for sharing!

  5. I’ve always been jealous of companies that provide their employees benefits for being in shape. To be honest, that was one of the things I’d look for when I searched.

  6. Starting a wellness program is a great way to bring employees together and improve their health in a way that may be more enjoyable for them.

  7. I would encourage every company to have a wellness program. It just makes sense all around. Take care of your employees and they’ll take care of you.

  8. This is a great way to show that you care about your employees and their well-being.

  9. Here at Test Smartly we support our employees with a great wellness program. You’re really missing out on productivity and healthier employees if you don’t have a program like this.

  10. Wellness programs are a great program for businesses. They can improve the happiness and health of their employees.

  11. I think that these programs will eventually be standard. The positives outweigh the costs, and it could really be a huge boost for morale.

  12. More businesses should turn to these programs for their employees. I think that they can be really valuable for team building.

  13. I think that businesses should have more involved wellness programs. It could be a real boost to employee happiness.

  14. Starting a wellness program is a great way to make your employees happy and feel like you care about them!

  15. Having a wellness program not only improves the well-being of your staff, but it improves moral and helps to connect employees by them working together on their health.

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