Worksites can encourage physical activity through a multicomponent approach of offering management support, physical access to opportunities, policies, and social support programs. Physical activity wellness has potential to increase employees’ productivity, reduce absenteeism, increase morale, and employees can benefit from reduced direct costs associated with health care expenses.
Additionally, these programs are often seen as a central component of an attractive employee compensation and benefits package that can be used as a recruitment and retention tool to attract and keep high quality employees.1
(3 pts on CDC Scorecard)
Provide and promote free or subsidized lifestyle coaching/counseling or self-management programs that equip employees with skills and motivation to set and meet their personal physical activity goals.
Provide or promote other environmental supports for recreation or physical activity.
Provide and promote organized physical activity programs for employees (other than the use of an exercise facility).
(2 pts on CDC Scorecard)
(1 pt on CDC Scorecard)
Provide an exercise facility on site.
Subsidize or discount the cost of on or off-site exercise facilities.