For many adult human beings, we spend about 40 hours of our 168 hour week at some or other form of workplace. Considering we sleep the other 42 – 56 hours, you can see how much time we spend “working”.
Corporate Wellness is a broad term used to describe activities, programs, and/or organisational policies designed to support healthy behaviour in the workplace. This often involves health education, medical screenings, weight management programmes, and onsite fitness programs or facilities.
Other common examples of corporate wellness organisational policies include allowing flexi-time for exercise, providing onsite kitchen and eating areas, offering healthy food options in vending machines, holding “walk and talk” meetings, and offering financial and other incentives for participation.
Over time, corporate wellness has expanded from single health promotion interventions to describe a larger project intended to create a healthier working environment.
The inter-relation between healthier, more pleasant employees and company profitability have been well documented. There are surveys to check which is the best company to work for. This highlights the importance of a well-rounded corporate wellness programme.