When you think about it, every company wants a productive workforce. They want a team that gets the job done efficiently, effectively and with positivity. But often times, achieving this type of work environment is a lot easier said than done.

Wouldn’t it be great if your whole company could improve their overall productivity and physical health at the same time?

This is where creating a culture of wellness proves invaluable.

According to Dr. Roger Sahoury, author of Gladiator’s Guide to Corporate Health & Wealth, “55% of workers identified a workplace wellness program as an instrument in improving their overall well-being. In fact it equates to $250 million in savings in lowered health costs and a 50% reduction in high blood pressure among employees.”

They say that healthy bodies create healthy minds, so taking the initiative to foster a corporate environment of strength and fitness will improve attitudes and employee morale. Not only that, it will result in more profitability for your company. How, you might ask?

For starters, a culture of wellness lowers your healthcare costs. If you offer insurance to your employees and your employees are generally healthy, then you’ll find that the will require less healthcare treatments, ultimately saving you money in the long run on insurance premiums.

Secondly, you’ll find that employees will call in sick less often. For obvious reasons, if you have healthier employees, they are not subject to illnesses as often as less healthy people. This means that your healthier employees will be able to get the job done more often than not.

Finally, a healthy body and a healthy mind inspire a positive work ethic. Your employees will think more clearly and be able to problem solve easier than if they are bogged down by sickness.

Though it might seem tedious and labor-intensive at first, creating a culture of wellness in your company is worth the effort it takes to implement. From improving your bottom line to building a stronger, more competitive business, a culture of wellness is the best choice for enhancing your overall organization and growing for the future.