I & O Medical Centers Blog

Healthy Employees are Happy Employees

Published Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Workers who are physically active reap the following benefits for themselves:

  • Lower blood pressure
  • Decreased cortisol levels
  • Better sleep
  • Easier to maintain a healthy weight
  • Improved mood
  • Increased immune system
  • Lower risk of heart disease
  • Lower risk of cancer
  • Lower risk of diabetes
  • Decreased stress
  • Decreased recovery time from illness or injury
  • Higher self esteem
  • Decreased back pain
  • Decreased cases of disability

Workers who are physically active reap the following benefits for their employers:

  • Increase in productivity
  • Decreased sick pay
  • Decreased chance of worker injury
  • Decreased cost for health insurance
  • Reduced stress in fellow employees (having to pick up someone else’s slack is a great source of stress for many employees)
  • Improved worker morale
  • Decrease in employee sick time
  • Absenteeism is reduced by 27% for those exercising and eating healthy regularly
  • Decreased worker compensation claims
  • Decreased employee turnover. Happy employees stay longer at the job.

We're here to help employees get and stay healthy!

I & O Medical has got your back! We are here to help your employees get fit. A check up by a physician should be the first step in starting a physical fitness regime. Some benefits from physical fitness are immediate. Take the first step in getting healthier today!


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