It is clear that after decades of the same medical approaches to managing health, more doctors, nurses, hospitals, procedures and devices will not solve the problem of declining health status. Businesses must realize the value of a healthy and productive workforce. Business leaders should be out of patience by now with healthcare costs that continue to increase at an astonishing rate with little or no increase in quality. Chronic disease drives health care expenditures, which cuts into company profits and productivity. “$153B loss to employers annually due to absenteeism from employees who are overweight or obese and have other chronic health conditions and 450M additional work days missed every year by full-time employees who are overweight or obese and have other chronic health conditions.” Centers for Disease Control (www.cdc.gov).
Sweat Equity Fitness can help create cultures within companies that support healthy and productive individuals. Our goal is to work with leadership and prove that integrating workplace and workforce strategies for health and fitness are far more rewarding economically, culturally, and personally than simply continuing to feed a system that waits for people to get sick. The current approach is ineffective, economically dysfunctional and unsustainable. Traditionally companies have approached this with the disease management approach of program administration telling employees what to do through email tips, lunch and learns, screening and assessments all of which are on the employee’s own time, offsite, or remote and low touch which makes the program effectiveness non-existent. Sweat Equity Fitness’ approach to engagement and program administration is onsite and high touch that includes onsite programming, mobile and social, some on company time, and team and challenge oriented which ensures an effective and measurable approach.
Needless to say we are very excited about this. We would love to hear what you think and will be keeping you posted on activities. Please feel free to reach out to us (303) 317-2979 or check out our site.