President Eisenhower established in 1956 that America is only as strong as the health & fitness of its citizens. If you would consider a country as a football team and its citizens as players, the most economical advanced countries in the world wouldn’t be probably in the top of the league.
US, for example, has a huge problem related to obesity and sedentarism, but many other countries are following. The cost of Public Health related to it is also huge, as the 5 more important mass diseases today could reduce it social impact by doing some regular physical activity.
Within this context, companies play a key social role, as is on the worplaces were people spent most of their time, and from there comes most of sedentarism, stress and other unhealthy factors.
But involvement of companies into this social responsability is not only a matter of reducing Public Healthcare Cost, but also a matter of company productivity and other benefits.
Forbes magazine published 3 years ago a good article: “Five Reasons Corporate Wellness Is More Important Than Ever“.
This article describes the most important aspects to consider at the time of implementing a Wellness Workplace Program, and how it affects to healthcare cost.
From RunnerSquare we recommend to take a look to it.
Remember that from RunnerSquare, we offer to corporations a SaaS solution to manage and promote whatever activities and content related to health. Our solution, called RS Manager, is a 360º Digital Portal, fully customized, that allows companies to easely manage, promote, communicate and measure workplace wellness programs.