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Corporate wellness 2017-05-31

​Wellness programs at work

The western world has incorporated a wellness factor in every corporate scenario to keep their professionals healthy and active.

By Feature Writer
​Wellness programs at work

Being in the incorporate world brings stress among the professionals due to huge responsibilities and immense work pressure. One out of three adults is either obese or suffering from stress related diseases. The occurrence of various lifestyle diseases has increased considerably. This is why the western world has incorporated a wellness factor in every corporate scenario to keep their professionals healthy and active. The craze of wellness in India is picking up a good pace.

Corporate wellness idea in India

The increasing work pressure and deteriorating health are the prime issues for the corporate and the employees. The number of leaves has increased considerably. In fact, a company is paying much more for the health expenses of the employees than before. It is a very big concern for the employers in India regarding the health of the employees and the financial burden that is slowly summing up to a considerable amount.

As per the statistical analysis, the wellness programs at work not only benefits the employees but the employer too. The pressure of urbanisation and globalisation is taking a toll on the health of the working professionals. Taking leaves due to health issues also hampers the workflow of the corporate houses. This is where the concept of corporate wellness programs fits in the picture.

Mode of operation of corporate wellness program

The wellness service provider is contacted with by the corporate house and hired to provide a proper setup for a wellness program. The service provider prepares a proper venue where the wellness activities will be performed by the employees working on that particular corporate house. In fact, the program will also have awards and recognitions for those who outperform others in the activities to keep up the enthusiasm.

In this way, the corporate houses provide encouragement and maintain the enthusiasm among the employees to stay fit and active. As the corporate makes it mandatory to attend the wellness program, the employees will get benefitted. Eventually, the cost incurred in the health schemes will go down considerably and employees will contribute actively to the better future of the organizations.

Wellness program as a business idea

Serving a good organizer of Wellness programs at work will be a great idea for business. The Indian wellness market is soaring and attaining remarkable figures year after year. Every big brand name is including this wellness programs in its fixture to maintain health awareness in the corporate platform. Statistical analysis depicts that the investment in this program will provide 10 times worth benefits in the future. The brand value or the corporate image is also elevated in the competition.

Apart from maintaining enthusiasm and saving a fortune in the medi-claims, the visionary owners of the companies use this tool to increase productivity and morale of the workforce. The physical and mental calmness reduces conflict and friction. Eventually, this ideal condition results in elevated loyalty and retention rate.

There are many names in the Indian wellness sector that are providing great venues and services regarding corporate wellness programs. Big names like Apollo Life, Truworth, etc are making a huge difference. There are many other small names that are also contributing in the current scenario. The diet experts and fitness mentors are coming under the same platform to create their own corporate programs and offer the services to the business hubs.

This wellness business idea is quite fascinating as the target market is very high. Every office premise has a huge number of employees that are either stressed or out of enthusiasm. The deteriorating lifestyle and bad choices affect their personal and professional life very badly. This is where the idea will do great business by promoting good acts and guiding the distressed mass to a better living. The idea can incorporate anything. From developing a venue that offers nutritious food and fitness coaching to organizing activities to elevate mental health, this idea of corporate wellness will be a successful venture in the upcoming years.

Wellness is not about staying disease-free and wise, it is about being physically and mentally fit. Mental peace is the key to a happy life. This is what is aimed at the wellness programs at work. A happy employee will not only work with all their dedication towards the brighter future of the company but will also stay proactive and happy. 

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