Something to Think About
A 2010 Harvard Business Review article found that wellness programs can return as much as six times their cost to the companies that sponsor them. Another 2010 review by a separate team of Harvard researchers, concluded that "medical costs fall by about $3.27 for every dollar spent on wellness programs and that absenteeism costs fall by about $2.73 for every dollar spent."
According to the American Journal of Health Promotion's in-depth analysis, employers with work site health promotion programs see on average:
- A 27% reduction in sick leave absenteeism
- 26% reduction in health costs, and
- 32% decrease in workers' compensation and disability claims.
Their review of 72 studies showed an average corporate wellness return on investment (ROI) of $3.48 per $1 when considering health care costs alone, $5.82 when examining absenteeism and $4.30 when both outcomes are considered.
Dr. Clyde Yancy of the Heart and Stroke Foundation states that:
- 80 percent of premature heart disease and stroke is preventable.
- By knowing and controlling your blood pressure, you can cut your risk of stroke by up to 40 per cent and heart attack by up to 25 per cent.
- Being obese can reduce your life span by almost four years.
Whether you're a Fortune 500 CEO, or a stay at home Mom, the Heartland Spa believes that wellness is a smart investment. Looking for a personal jumpstart? Consider our 7 Day Fitness Getaway unBootCamp. Or, if you're looking for a fitness focussed team building exercise, we offer the High Ropes Challenge course. If time is tight, try our single night StressBuster or any of our 2,3 or 5 night getaways. You may just find that an investment in your health is better than money in the bank.
The Heartland Spa & Fitness Resort, established 1983