Here’s something that’s sure to keep employers up at night: As healthcare premiums continue to rise by double digits each year, employees’ overall health is declining steadily.
That’s what a Families and Work Institute study recently uncovered.
For example: Just 28% of employees said their overall health is excellent — down from the 34% who laid claim to excellent overall health six years ago.
And an even more disturbing: Almost half (49%) of employees said they hadn’t engaged in regular physical exercise in the last 30 days, with 22% of those staffers admitting they hadn’t exercised rigorously at all in the last 30 days.
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These finding should support the need to beef up wellness initiatives in 2010 at most firms. But companies don’t need to spend a fortune. Here are four low-cost ways to promote healthier living among employees.