Incentivizing physical fitness at work

If everyone on staff started to lose weight, exercise, and eat right it could actually save the company millions every year! With that sort of money involved it might be a smart play to either build a gym room here in the office building, or maybe offer to pay for gym memberships for all employees.

Working for the human resources department was not what I intended to do with my life, but it’s where I ended up. It’s a good job, pays well, solid bennies, so I have no reason to not like it… other than it is HR work and by its very nature boring. Being bored is a death sentence for a kid, but as an adult it is one of the best problems you can have in your life, I think. So I deal with the boredom, try and make the most of it and sometimes think of ways to make the job better. Recently I have been pushing for a corporate wellness program to be instituted at the company. Encouraging all of our employees towards physical fitness is not just good for them and their health, it’s also good for us and our health insurance premiums. If everyone on staff started to lose weight, exercise, and eat right it could actually save the company millions every year! With that sort of money involved it might be a smart play to either build a gym room here in the office building, or maybe offer to pay for gym memberships for all employees. No matter how we try and do it, the important thing is to stress the importance of physical fitness, both for health reasons and for financial reasons. Now that I have the bosses behind me I can start pitching the physical fitness idea to the different supervisors and department heads. We can’t make people workout, but we can sure encourage them.

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