More and more modern research is focused on the benefits of maintaining a fit and active workforce. However, most companies are unable to provide an onsite gym, either because they lack the space or the capital to do so.
In a bid to make it easier for workers to keep fit, occupational health provider Medigold Health has teamed up with Incorpore, a specialist provider of discounted health club membership schemes.
Promoting health in the workplace
While employers are not obliged to ensure that their workers exercise regularly, it can certainly work in their favour to do so. Undertaking regular exercise releases endorphins, which helps to reduce stress levels, improve sleep and curb anxiety and depression.
Keeping fit also increases energy levels, helps to lower blood pressure, improves strength and muscle tone, strengthens the bones and reduces body fat. Working out regularly can help to reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke and a range of other serious conditions.
While this is obviously good news for workers, employers should not underestimate the impact of improved health in the workplace. Promoting staff wellbeing can help to reduce sickness absence, improve staff retention and increase productivity.
Getting a helping hand
By signing up to Medigold’s new wellbeing service, company owners and their employees will gain access to more than 2,500 health clubs across, including the best-known brands. Moreover, scheme members are guaranteed to receive each respective health club’s lowest corporate rate.
Sign up before June 30, 2014, to receive a 10% discount.