Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Wellness Programs at Work

Want to get in shape but don't have the time or the money to pay for a gym membership? Pass it on to your Employer.They might just like the idea!

Many employers are investing their money in Wellness programs for their employees. Most programs incorporate some type of cardiovascular exercise such as an Aerobics class, and have monthly fitness seminars.This saves the employer money because when the employees are exercising and eating healthy they have less health concerns, therefore resulting in lower insurance premiums. Many Employers don't realize these type of programs even exist. What better way to get in shape than have your boss pay you for it. Think about it!...Instead of taking a full hour lunch break, do a 30-45 minute aerobics class. You can still make time to freshen up in the bathroom before you head back to work. And if you did only a 30 minute workout, you still have time to grab a bite to eat...AND! What better time to eat than after a workout! Your metabolism is working in overtime from the exercise, therefore you'll burn more calories while at rest...while you are eating.

So...the next time you think you can't afford to workout, THINK AGAIN! You employer may just front the bill for your fitness!

Have questions about starting a wellness program for your company or group? Please email Sarah Lowe at: