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Help Your Employees.

Help Your Company.

We all have an opportunity to improve the health of our employees every day. Making small changes to our workplaces can lead to large changes.

A higher level of awareness is essential to success. We’re all becoming more health conscious. But due to higher stress, longer work days and constant multitasking, it is more difficult to find the time to act on wellness goals.
The World Health Organization defines health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Healthier people cost less and perform better. The Wellness Council of America estimates that a $1 investment in a wellness program saves $3 in health care costs.

A study by the Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO), Brigham Young University and the Center for Health Research at Healthways notes that companies trying to increase productivity should offer their employees more wellness programs. Workers who ate healthful meals and exercised on a regular basis had better job performance and lower absenteeism.

Simple changes that employees can make at the office are more likely to result in good habits that will become part of on-going practices. Drinking freshly squeezed lemon juice in water at the office is a simple lifestyle change for employees that will lead to results.

Six Week Office Study

Over a six-week period, Limoneira Sustainably produced lemons were sent to 19 offices in Central and Southern California. Office sizes ranged from 3 to 200 employees with the majority having between 20-75 employees.

At the conclusion of the study, employees completed surveys about their experiences. Three Hundred and Fifty-Nine Surveys (359) were completed. A top-line of the results is shown here:

Did You Enjoy receiving lemons at the office?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Somewhat

did having lemons at the office increase your consumption of water?
  • Yes
  • No

If you increased your consumption of water, did you decrease your consumption of coffee?
  • Yes
  • No

if you decreased your consumption of coffee, by how much
  • 10-25%
  • 25-50% less
  • More than 50% less

would you like to have lemons at the office on a regular basis?
  • Yes
  • No

7 Healthy Employee Ideas to Boost Small Business Productivity

As the statistics show, having healthy employees is important to productivity, culture, and cost containment.

As you think about programs to encourage healthy employees, there are four main areas to focus on: stress management, nutrition programs, physical exercise, and health benefits.

These programs sound expensive, but they don’t have to be. To implement workplace health programs on a small business budget, consider these budget-savvy ideas:

  • Provide employees a healthcare allowance for their health, dental, and vision insurance – instead of purchasing an expensive group health insurance plan
  • Implement a low-cost wellness program
  • Provide membership discounts to a local gym
  • Stock your kitchen with healthy snacks
  • Provide paid time off
  • Encourage (or require) stress-relief breaks or allow employees to take longer lunch breaks to exercise
  • Offer exercise classes on-site, led by a team member to lower costs
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