March 3, 2023

4 Ways to Improve Employee Health, Happiness, and Performance

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Every year in March, National Nutrition Month aims to promote awareness about the importance of healthy eating habits and making informed food choices. These are integral components that impact the health, well-being, and even work performance for us all. All employers, regardless of industry, should strive to support employee nutrition and overall health. Here are a variety of ways to do so:

1. Provide healthy food options

Employers can provide healthy food options in the workplace such as fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole-grain snacks. If vending machines are used, they can be stocked with healthy options like nuts, seeds, and dried fruit as opposed to traditional snacks that are high in sugar and sodium.

LWCC’s Approach:

LWCC makes nutritious meal options a cornerstone of LiveWell, our corporate wellness program. Via a partnership with Baton Rouge General, we are able to supply employees with healthy lunch options throughout the week at affordable prices. Similarly, filtered water and healthy beverage and snack options are available throughout our office.

2. Offer nutrition education

Employers can offer nutrition education programs such as lunch and learns or workshops on healthy eating habits, meal planning, and reading food labels. Providing employees with the tools and knowledge to make informed food choices can help them improve their overall health and well-being.

LWCC’s Approach:

LWCC partners with corporate wellness industry leader Cooper Wellness Strategies to provide  employees with on-demand access to workshops, videos, and resources from registered dietitians and certified nutrition and wellness experts.  

3. Encourage physical activity

Physical activity is an important component of a healthy lifestyle. Employers can encourage physical activity by offering on-site fitness options, gym memberships, or engaging employees in healthy competitions.

LWCC’s Approach:

LWCC employees benefit from all of the above via the corporate partnership with Cooper Wellness. Together, we are able to help LWCC team members integrate physical fitness into their daily routines with an onsite, state-of-the-art fitness facility, dedicated trainers, and a host of additional fitness and nutrition resources.

4. Offer wellness programs

Wellness programs can be tailored to meet the needs and interests of employees. These programs can include fitness challenges, healthy cooking classes, or smoking cessation programs. By promoting healthy behaviors, employers can create a culture of wellness in the workplace.

LWCC’s Approach:

At LWCC, LiveWell focuses on optimizing employee health and well-being via a four-pillar approach. Recognizing that wellness comes in many forms, the program promotes nutrition along with physical, mental, and financial wellness. It is a robust program which helps us ensure that, no matter the problem, LWCC employees have access to solutions.

A healthy workforce is happier, more productive, and less likely to encounter job-related injuries or time away from work. While corporate wellness initiatives may require an initial investment of money and time, they will save both in the long run.

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