What is Corporate Wellness?
Wellness is more focused on physical health. Although it has a holistic orientation, the emphasis is on the physical condition (how the body works) rather than meditation or reflection on the current state of being. Wellness is always looking for progress, be it radical changes or small adjustments to habits that aim for better physical health.
Non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, dementia, or cardiovascular disease account for 80 percent of healthcare costs. That's about 52 billion francs a year. In addition, there are estimated indirect costs of around CHF 30 billion a year, resulting from lost work, care for relatives, or early retirement. This is one of the "greatest challenges of the health system".
Therefore, health management should be strengthened in companies and prevention should be anchored in health care.
Lifestyle is especially important! One focus of the strategy is prevention: individual behavior influences the development and course of these diseases. Experts cite tobacco use, excessive alcohol consumption, lack of exercise, unbalanced diet, or obesity as risk factors.
People usually want to enjoy a carefree life to the fullest. Preventing illnesses may sound like a good thing as long as one can continue to pursue their petty and major vices. However, real joie de vivre starts with health - we should never forget that.
According to the World Health Organization, around half of all illnesses can be prevented or at least delayed by a healthy lifestyle. In order to reduce the risk of developing diseases, we should analyze our own lifestyle honestly and objectively and if necessary change it. That's why corporate wellness is so important nowadays!
Active prevention in the workplace can really help. However, this will only be accepted if communication campaigns accompany it.
Corporate wellness also takes a lot of time! It's about nothing less than the development of the entire organization. Development never happens at the touch of a button.
Employees who are physically and mentally healthy, show more interest and commitment in the workplace. This involvement influences other variables, including employee turnover and absence.
Wellbeing and wellness have a great influence on the health of employees. Both can be part of an OHM (Occupational Health Management) program!
Because wellness and well-being are connected, we also want to offer them together. Both health practices can be reflective and contribute to a positive state of well-being. They are also incredibly effective tools for improving mental health - a key factor in employee productivity.