Wellness is the active process of becoming aware of and making choices in the direction of a healthy and meaningful life. It is a dynamic process of development and growth, not just the absence of illness.
Employees who are not healthy and unable to take care of themselves are also costly. The American Institute of Stress calculated that highly stressed employees spend the United States $300 billion in healthcare costs, accidents, absenteeism, employee turnover, lower productivity, and worker's compensation per year.
While it is difficult for your staff to perform at their best when they are suffering from health conditions such as high blood pressure or high blood sugar since it saps all of their vitality, the opposite is also true. Employees that are healthy and happy work considerably more efficiently and successfully.
Numerous studies, such as one from Psychologist Shawn Achor found that employees who are happy are 31% more productive than those who are not. Not convinced? The study also found that salespeople who are healthy they are more positive have 37% better sales, and positive physicians are 19% better at diagnosing illnesses. Happy employees could mean the difference between life or death in some cases.