Americans spend a majority of their time working. In fact, one recent article said that the average worker will spend “90,000 hours at work over a lifetime.” How insane! With so much time spent at work, there should be many opportunities to encourage the health and wellbeing of employees. Offering a Health Coaching Program as part of your corporate wellness program adds value and energy to both employees and employers with busy lives and little free time.
A Convenient Health Coaching Program That Helps Employees See Results
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC,) approximately half of American adults have a chronic disease, such as cancer, diabetes, or heart disease. What does this reveal about health in the workplace?
One way to measure the health and wellness within the workplace is to offer employees health risk assessments and preventative health screenings. The results of these evaluations can empower employees to take ownership of their health. In addition to providing individualized nutrition and fitness strategies, a health coach will also provide tools for managing stress and make practical suggestions regarding how to balance work and personal life.
At Wellworks For You, we designed a Health Coaching Program that utilizes particular methodologies from the Health Belief model and the Transtheoretical model.Together, these modalities create a system that prioritizes the employee and gives ample space for the Health Coach to provide the support needed. For example, our Health Coaches provide:
- An assessment of employee health needs
- Educational material to enhance individual wellness goals
- Support for weight loss, nutritional and fitness goals, and stress management
- Partnership with healthcare providers (per employees approval) to encourage best health practices
The result of health coaching in the workplace has several benefits, which include:
- Reduced absenteeism
Productivity losses can cost employers upwards of $1,685 annually per employee—and this tends to be from missed days of work.
- Improved Morale
Healthier employees are happier workers, which contributes to a more harmonious work environment.
- Increased Participation
In addition to offering a higher level of accountability, a health coaching program can also help motivate employees to get involved in other employee wellness activities to improve health, such as wellness challenges, health risk assessments, and lunch and learns.
Ready to Dial Into Health Coaching?
If you’d like to learn more about the Wellworks For You Health Coaching Program or additional programs and services that encourage improved health and wellness in the workplace, one of our experts is ready to have that conversation with you. Click here or call us at 800-425-4657 to get started.