ARE YOU A HUMAN RESOURCES PROFESSIONAL OR EMPLOYEE OF A COMPANY AND WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW TO IMPLEMENT A CORPORATE WELLNESS PROGRAM AT YOUR WORK PLACE?
I CAN HELP!
Poor Posture, WRMSDs & their Cost to Employers
Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs) are a group of painful disorders of muscles, tendons, and nerves. Carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, thoracic outlet syndrome, tension neck syndrome and low back pain are examples.
WRMSDs are the result of poor posture and repetitive movements caused by prolonged sitting in workplace environments. They are characterized by forward head posture, rounded shoulders, and kyphosis and lordosis of the spine.
HERE ARE SOME EYE OPENING STATISTICS
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports 650,000 work-related musculoskeletaldisorders (WRMSDs), resulting in costs to employers of over 20 billion dollars. These costs include Worker's Compensation and medical expenses, the latter of which are increasing 2.5 times faster than benefit costs.
$1 of every $3 of Worker's Compensation costs are spent on occupational musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)
Employers pay $15-20 billion per year in Worker's Compensation costs for lost workdays.
Indirect costs are 3 to 5 times higher, reaching approximately $150 billion per year. These include absenteeism, staff replacement and retraining, and lost productivity
and consider this..
1. Sitting for more than 6 hours a day is associated with obesity and early mortality
2. Sitting for more than 6 hours a day results in postural distortion patterns that also lead to early mortality
3. THEREFORE ...obesity + postural distortions = two-fold increase in risk for early mortality
benefits of a corporate wellness program
The amount by which medical costs drop for every dollar spent on wellness programs.
The amount by which absenteeism costs fall for every dollar spent on wellness programs.
The amount a company saves in employee productivity & retention for every $1 invested in a wellness plan.
“Workplace Wellness Programs Can Generate Savings,” published in the journal Health Affairs
Companies with established
corporate wellness programs..
are in a better position to bargain with health insurance companies for a discount on premiums because they can demonstrate less risk among those employees who are part of the program.
Employees begin to change and improve other health-related lifestyle behaviors such as healthier eating habits and smoking cessation.
Employees develop a sense of camaraderie during participation in wellness activities, making them team building experiences.
Healthier employees are able to manage stress easier, making them more productive. NASA found that the productivity of sedentary office workers decreased 50% in the final two hours of the day while exercisers worked at full pace all day.
How I can helP
AS A PERSONAL TRAINER, CORRECTIVE EXERCISE SPECIALIST, NUTRITION COACH AND HABIT COACH
I OFFER AN ALL ENCOMPASSING APPROACH TO CORPORATE WELLNESS
AS WELL AS A TRACKABLE RETURN ON YOUR INVESTMENT
Learn simple and easy modifications that can be made to make work stations more posture
friendly and to reduce fatigue and pain while working.
Implement 5 minute movement pattern breaks and other strategies to reverse the effects of prolonged sitting.
quarterly fitness challenges
I will be responsible for Implementing and running quarterly “fitness challenges” using my custom fitness app that boost employee morale and participation and instill positive health and fitness habits that anyone can do regardless of age, fitness level or experience.
trackable metrics to quantify your program'S
My app is based on the ideas of simple, easy, trackable habits and social engagement. Therefore participation in the program by employees is easily trackable and quantifiable in terms of your return on investment.
Based on my background in Corrective Exercise, I have created a proprietary class that will address and correct the postural issues, muscle imbalances and repetitive stress movement patterns caused by prolonged sitting.
It is designed to be:
done during lunch while still leaving employees time to eat
Relaxed enough that no shower is needed after
Done by any age or fitness level