In theory, most national-level IT companies have gymnasiums that offer fitness facilities. However, their work schedules rarely give the employees opportunities at a regular level to really take good advantage of these amenities. The concept of Corporate Health has helped to combat this problem to some extent.
Corporate Health has not been such a new concept abroad. In India too, it has been gaining momentum steadily for the last few years. Corporate Health is a concept of keeping the employees of a company fit and healthy. This involves a fitness company providing group health facilities to employees. The idea is to be able to keep people motivated for fitness and health. When you do activities in group, you are more motivated and inspired. Peer pressure plays a key role in really making people work hard on fitness.
So why must we embrace this concept? If we take a look at a few health reports, we have every reason to go for it. The World Economic Forum noted that 60% of deaths worldwide, in 2005, could be attributed to non-communicable diseases including heart disease, stroke, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes. This figure was projected to increase to 77% by 2015.
The reason why more and more companies are buying corporate health programmers is because these help in increasing the work productivity of the employees. Software professionals, otherwise, lead a very unhealthy lifestyle. This, in turn, affects their fitness and finally their productivity. Many companies have found that employees, after taking the corporate health package, had less number of sick leaves during a month.
For the software professionals, however, this can be a two-fold challenge. They must balance their work hours and keep up with the regimen provided by the fitness company in charge. And here’s where the corporate health package comes handy. Each such package is designed to suit the needs of a particular company, hence, it is more feasible for the employees and more practical.
Observations have shown that employees who took up a corporate health program have reduced blood pressure, reduced cholesterol levels, reduced obesity, better posture, decreased stress levels, reduced coronary problems.
AnyLinuxWork promotes the concept of corporate health for the benefit of its employees. It has been running several work place initiatives like Office Yoga during the last two years. The Office Yoga has helped our employees combat body conditions such as bad posture and backaches. Everyone has testified to having a better energy level after they have undergone a few Office Yoga exercises for a few minutes.
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