SUPPORTING EMPLOYEE HEALTH & FITNESS
What benefits can employers and employees expect
from a healthier workplace environment?
The Case For a Healthier
Improved Ability to Cope with Change
Better Decision Making
|Health plays an important
role in our daily lives, both at work and home.
Productivity, absenteeism, and decision-making are
related to an employee's health status. The way
workers deal with stress, cope with and change, or
experience illness connects to health and fitness.
Strategic approaches to health can increase employee
performance, lower health care related costs, and
improve overall morale. In many workplaces,
addressing employee health and fitness is a key
Employers depend on the workforce to achieve their
goals and mission. Even simple, modest efforts to
address health can result in visible, tangible
benefits both to the employer and employee.
There are many ways to approach employee health and
fitness. As an employer you need to do what works best in
your work environment. Steps to a Healthier Workforce can
offer quality customized support to interested employers.
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Funding for this material was supported by
Cooperative Agreement Number 03135 from the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the
responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily
represent the official views of the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention, the Department of Health and Human
Services, or the U.S. government.