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Workplace Wellness

How can I create a healthy workplace?

Employers are becoming more aware about the need to help promote health in the workplace. Obesity reduces productivity and increases health care costs. Employers can:
  • Encourage physical activity (group classes or stairwell programs).
  • Provide incentives for employees to have healthy lifestyles.
  • Implement wellness programs.
  • Promote healthy eating in cafeterias and break rooms.

Why do I as an employer care if I have active employees?
There are many reasons why employers should promote healthy lifestyle habits for employees. Not only does it improve employee energy levels and morale, but people who enjoy their work and feel their employer cares are more productive. Active employees can reduce levels of:
  • Absenteeism
  • Injuries
  • Turnover
  • Disability compensation
  • Health care costs
  • Life insurance costs
Did you know…? Physically active employees take 27 percent fewer sick days. BC Hydro estimated that physical activity initiatives reduced sick leave costs by $1.2 million a year.

Workplace Wellness Programs

WellnessFits is a free comprehensive workplace wellness program that offers businesses and organizations resources and support they need to create healthy workplaces.

WellnessFits is a partnership of the Canadian Cancer Society, BC and Yukon and the Province of British Columbia’s Healthy Families BC Initiative.

www.wellnessfits.ca / 1.855.939.9355

Canadain Cancer Socity         Healthy Families BC

Contact Us

What to learn more about PoCoMotion?
Healthy Resource Centre
c/o Hyde Creek Recreation Centre
1379 Laurier Avenue
Port Coquitlam, BC V3B 2B9
Phone: (604) 927-7983
Email: danzigerg@pocomotion.ca