Fostering employee wellness with your remote workforce

The popularity of workplace wellness programs has skyrocketed over the last several years. In fact, nearly half of U.S. workplaces offer some type of health and wellness program.1 Wellness programs are vast in nature and include various programs including nutrition and weight management, physical fitness and mobility support, smoking-cessation programs, and mental-health support, to name a few. Nearly 30% of U.S. worksites offer programs that address physical fitness, 19% offer tobacco cessation programs, and 17% offer obesity and weight-management programs.1

Wellness programs have a number of benefits. They can help create a healthier, more engaged workforce, decrease absenteeism and turnover, build a more productive workforce, and increase morale. More organizations are recognizing the value of wellness programs, despite the delayed gratification of potentially lower medical claims, and according to Forbes, “a growing number of employers are defining workplace health as a central part of company culture and strategy.”

Adjusting to a Remote Work Environment

But, if you’re an organization that has invested in a robust wellness program, there’s no doubt COVID-19, social distancing measures, and the increase of a remote workforce for many industries has likely turned your program on its head; am I right?


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