“The greatest wealth is health.”
Corporate wellness programs exist because healthy employees mean greater productivity, lower absenteeism and reduced healthcare costs.
A study of nearly 200,000 General Motors employees found that overweight and obese individuals—2 out of 3 adults—average up to $1,500 more in annual medical costs than healthy-weight individuals.
With 40% of the US population sedentary and 68% overweight or obese, companies pay the price of higher injury rates, insurance claims, days off, turnover and lower productivity. Finding ways to keep employees healthy pays off. Commuting by bike, even if only for a day or two a week, can make a significant contribution.
According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, regular physical activity can improve an employee’s work performance by up to 52%. People who cycle have 32% fewer sick days.
Studies show that for every dollar spent on health promotion, health care expenses drop between $3 and $6.
The average person will lose 13 pounds in the first year of riding to work.
Adding 30 minutes of daily cycling saves $544 per person in annual medical costs.
The return on investment is real.
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