To foster healthier communities, businesses are taking a holistic approach – understanding the interconnection between the community, their employees, and health outcomes. Companies and brands of all sizes and industries are currently leading the way with innovative concepts for health and wellness culture. Whether through external community health initiatives and partnerships, or internal employees wellness programs, organizations are galvanizing ideas and resources to create strategies that promote community well-being to optimize the work ecosystem.
Corporate Wellness Programs (CWPs) are a fantastic way to build culture, improve a company’s productivity and reduce health costs, as studies show that employees who follow fitness programs have far fewer days of illness and maintain a higher level of energy during the day, thus increasing overall productivity. On average, for every $1 spent on health and fitness programs, corporations save up to $3 in healthcare costs. Meanwhile, fitness and mental health programs add value by improving employee health and morale, and improving mental stamina, mood and focus. Also, strategic wellness programs empower employees, provide positive work-life balance and help them gain confidence. However, and although more companies are stepping up in their commitment to wellness, CWPs only work when employees are informed, motivated and engaged.
Without health, we cannot work, we cannot be ourselves, and sometimes we can’t even experience happiness. Physical wellness promotes proper care of our bodies for optimal health and functioning. There are many elements of physical wellness that all must be cared for together. Overall physical wellness encourages the balance of physical activity, nutrition, and mental well-being to keep your body in top condition. Obtaining an optimal level of physical wellness allows you to nurture personal responsibility for your own health. As you become conscious of your physical health, you are able to identify elements you are successful in as well as elements you would like to improve.
Emotional wellness inspires self-care, relaxation, stress reduction and the development of inner strength. It’s important to be attentive to both positive and negative feelings, as emotional wellness allows you to accept how you’re feeling, understand why you’re feeling that way, and decide how to act in response. Being emotionally well grants the power to access and express feelings in healthy ways. In turn, you’ll be able to enjoy emotional expression and be capable of forming supportive and interdependent relationships with others. Emotional wellness also includes the ability to learn and grow from experiences and encourages autonomy and proper decision-making skills.
According to information relayed by the Centers for Disease Control, productivity losses due to absenteeism set employers back by a whopping $225.8B last year. The figures are disappointing and a direct result of unhealthy habits in America, coupled with a changing healthcare climate that puts many in a difficult spot. This is why CWS is deeply committed to helping businesses incorporate effective corporate wellness strategies to make better, more informed business decisions while helping individuals feel (and work) their best year-round.
Intellectual wellness encourages us to engage in creative and mentally-stimulating activities. These opportunities to access useful or interesting knowledge can result in better performance in your work, enhance your relationships, and broaden your perspective. At CWS we know intellectual wellness is essential, and we encourage you to participate in a healthy, continuous learning process for a more fulfilling life.
Spiritual wellness addresses a sense of personal search and connection, acknowledging and exploring something greater than yourself. It entails holding a set of values and beliefs that provide purpose and meaning, and then using those principles to guide your actions. At CWS, we have a trove of curated content to help you access those deeper questions in a way that’s approachable and unique to you.
Social wellness refers to the quantity and quality of the relationships we have and our adaptive ability to interact with others. These connections can serve as a source of support during difficult times, or bring us joy into otherwise uneventful days. With expert guidance and a wealth of community events, CWS programs will help you build positive social habits to form long-lasting, genuine support systems and stay healthier mentally and physically.
Your occupational wellness is reflected in your ability to achieve a balance between work and leisure, addressing workplace stress and building relationships with co-workers. It inspires you to prepare for work, helps you gain personal satisfaction and find enrichment in your life. Work gains meaning and purpose. CWS helps do-ers turn into achievers by addressing occupational wellness and supporting your personal growth.
Financial wellness refers to the overall financial health of an individual, pursuing a state of being wherein a person can fully meet current and ongoing financial obligations, can feel secure in their financial future, and is able to make choices that allow enjoyment of life. CWS contributors and keynote speakers will help guide you to better financial decisions and the improved emotional outcomes derived.
Environmental wellness is essential for corporate culture. An individual that enjoys environmental wellness is in harmony with the policies provided by members of his or her organization’s leadership, understands and complies with its systems, and is part of an environment that promotes focus and helps increase daily productivity. Each factor is just as important as the next and companies must embrace them fully.
The Work Well Daily suite of programs offers a variety of educational, experiential, and social opportunities to connect, learn, and grow. Our comprehensive event schedule is designed to meet the needs of a strong community of passionate physical and mental wellness enthusiasts. The WWD team, comprised of knowledgeable advocates, studies, and values the community’s incredible input to help us shape a year-round platform that combines the 8 dimensions of wellness and a ton of fun.
Save the date and register today for Corporate Wellness Summit 2021 in Austin, an impressive 2-day event series dedicated to all aspects of wellness in the workplace, outlining strategies, showcasing products, and fostering new concepts about how to promote and optimize your health and that of those around you. Corporate Wellness Summit is focused on helping organizations and their teams thrive and achieve lifelong impact.
CWS events are designed as an opportunity to help companies of all shapes and sizes to build a positive corporate culture and promote workforce wellness year-round. With a targeted crowd present at the top venues in Central Texas and a far-reaching media platform, the CWS program offers remarkable value to sponsors and exhibitors across 100+ categories. Contact your Account Manager today to start crafting a fully customizable package that speaks directly to your brand’s needs (and wishlist).
Showcase you brand at one of the largest health and wellness events in Texas by exhibiting at Corporate Wellness Summit (at the Austin Convention Center) or participating in any of activations leading up to the Annual Summit, all to benefit the Breast Cancer Resource Center of Austin.
With 75+ touchpoints for brands, immersive activations, and our digital lifestyle platform, the possibilities are endless. CWS offers a robust sponsorship program that informs, inspires, and connects brands to wellness enthusiasts, leading healthcare professionals, and key corporate players in Austin.
Brands, Sponsors, Community Partners, and individuals can all contribute to unique and impactful ways to enrich the CWS brand by creating and contributing content, developing informative materials, hosting events, and more. Each touchpoint benefits the sponsoring brands, adds value to our audience, and furthers our impact on the community.
Learn more about corporate wellness and how to effectively incorporate sound wellness srategies year-round with the official CWS Corporate Wellness Guide, curated with the help of our team of contributing medical and lifestyle experts. Topic highlights include: