Exercise to Reach Your Goals: Part 5

Goal #5

Earn More, Save More

Do you want a higher paycheck? Exercise! Employees who committed to an exercise program (weight-lifting or cardiovascular training) witnessed a 6 to 10% salary increase compared to their colleagues who did not exercise.  Further, morning or afternoon exercisers are less likely to be stressed, and happier, more productive employees: all attributes which contribute to wage increases and promotion opportunities!

“But, will my boss support my participation in an exercise program?” Yes! Today, many companies are offering incentives for employees to adopt and maintain an active, healthy lifestyle. Employers reduce their employee health plan costs, less money is deducted from your monthly paycheck, and ultimately saving you money: a win-win situation! Corporate wellness programs can include an onsite fully-staffed fitness facility, nutritional guidance from a registered dietician, biometric screenings, educational workshops, and much more.

“Where do I find a corporate wellness program designed to meet my employer’s needs and promote a happy, healthy, and productive work environment?”  Visit Seattle Athletic ClubVera Whole Health, Vivecorp, Inc., Medifit Corporation, or Health Solutions to learn more about program structure, services provided, and pricing options.  Or, simply Google “corporate wellness programs.”

Image source: www.corporatewellnessmagazine.com
Image source: http://www.corporatewellnessmagazine.com


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Penney, S. (2014). Exercise is key to achieving top new year’s resolutions. NASM Blog. http://blog.nasm.org/fitness/exercise-key-achieving-top-new-years-resolutions/ Accessed on December 25, 2014.

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