The Valparaiso Family YMCA is in a unique position to offer quality health enhancement programs to the area’s work force. Any company that chooses the Valparaiso Family YMCA as an option within their Corporate Wellness Program will benefit from the collective knowledge and experience of National YMCA Health/Fitness professionals together with our health partner in St. Mary Medical Center. The Valparaiso YMCA Corporate Membership Program is a gateway for corporations to offer an opportunity encouraging healthy living and providing a framework for company morale by delivering an affordable way for an employee to live a healthy lifestyle.
Proven benefits of Corporate Wellness Programs:
Reduced Health Care Costs
The majority of US health care expenses can be attributed to the diagnosis and treatment of chronic diseases and health conditions such as diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure. Positive lifestyle changes, such as increased physical activity and a healthy diet, can often prevent these costly medical conditions before they arise.
Increased Productivity and Morale
Workers who exercise regularly tend to have more energy and be more productive while at work. As little as 30 minutes of physical activity several days a week can have a significant positive impact on workers’ physical and mental well-being.
Decreased Turnover and Increased Recruitment Potential
Many employees view health promotion programs as an added perk that makes them feel valued and appreciated by their employer. Employees who feel valued are less likely to seek employment elsewhere, decreasing turnover and the time and money needed to recruit, hire, and train new workers. Similarly, a well-being program can serve as a valuable recruiting tool as you seek to attract the best possible talent to your organization.
Employees suffering from a chronic health condition are more likely to miss work than healthy employees. Helping workers make positive lifestyle changes can reduce absenteeism and the drain it represents on company morale and resources.
If you do not see your company listed in the Corporate Companies List, please contact Melissa Stasny to see how your company can get involved or call 462-4185 x266.