Investing in Wellness: The Benefits of a Healthier Workforce

  • 11 Dec 2008
  • YogaYoga - Northwest, 12001 Burnet Rd., 78758 (near the intersection of MoPac and Burnet Rd) (512)490-1200


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office_meditation.jpgWhere has the time gone? Most of us are moving at the speed of light with weekly deadlines, meetings and family matters. We can easily forget what keeps us moving. And you’re not the only one. You have employees to worry about as well. This monthly luncheon is all about realizing how health programs can change your life, the life of your employees and improve the company as a whole.


Today many companies recognize the positive impacts that health & wellness programs can produce. The effects rage from improving productivity, boost morale, decrease turnover rate, increase recruitment potential, improve profitability, reduce absenteeism, and lower health care costs. Jamie Perkin, Director of Community Relations at YogaYoga, will help you understand the value of investing in the wellness of human capital with best practices, statistics and demonstrations on how to take the first step in creating a health & wellness program. Plus, learn how to improve your health with simple but effective lifestyle changes.


You'll hear compelling statistics that demonstrate the powerful opportunity workplaces have to impact the well-being of employees while improving the bottom line of their businesses.


Whether you are looking to build a stronger department, increase retention among your staff, improve the overall morale of your organization, or simply want to learn more about how to present a case for wellness at your workplace, this program is for you.


Cost: Member $30.00 Non-member $35.00
Additional Information: Includes lunch catered by Do Good Deli. 100% of their proceeds go to Caritas of Austin.


About Jamie Hodge Perkins, Yoga Yoga

jamie_h.jpgJamie Perkins serves as the Director of Corporate and Community Relations at Yoga Yoga where she directs the Yoga at Work program and teaches yoga classes. She promotes wellness in the workforce and believes healthier employees are happier and more productive. As a member of the Mayor’s Fitness Council, she is committed to helping Austin become recognized as the fittest city in the nation by 2010. Jamie received her bachelor’s degree from The University of Memphis. Her professional background includes over 15 years of experience in marketing and public relations with special emphasis in the areas of health and wellness. In addition to practicing yoga, she enjoys walking at Lady Bird Lake and swimming at Barton Springs pool.

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A Healthy Dose of Fast Facts

  • At least 50 percent of an organization’s health-care costs are driven by the lifestyle related behaviors of employees, such as smoking, poor diet, and lack of exercise.
  • In the past 10 years, the annual return on investment for worksite wellness programs has been as much as $6 saved for every $1 spent.
  • The average reduction in health plan costs, sick leave, disability costs, and workers’ compensation is more than 25 percent for well-designed worksite wellness programs.
  • Fit employees are more productive employees, with fewer sick days, fewer accidents, higher morale, and lower job turnover.

Source: Building Healthy Texans: A Guide to Lower Health Care Costs and More Productive Employees

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