Posted by: Thomas Young
Date: November 28, 2018
Research shows that exercise lowers blood pressure, lowers cholesterol, and strengthens the heart. It can also lower the risk of developing diabetes and some types of cancer, and has been shown to have a positive impact on mood. This opens up an opportunity for employers. By supporting physical activity and fitness, employers are able to take an active part in helping employees improve their health – and that can have a positive effect on business by increasing productivity, morale, and decreasing absenteeism.
As winter approaches, taking fitness inside can garner benefits beyond “coming in from the cold.” Having contact with others can be an excellent boost to mental health as well as physical health. With more attention being paid to and its impact on productivity and engagement, offering employees membership to a fitness center as a corporate benefit can be a first step to making a positive change in company culture. When employees feel their employer is supportive regarding mental health issues, they can perform better and enjoy their jobs more.
Companies in the Lehigh Valley are fortunate to have a year-round health resource through LVHN Fitness Centers, aligned with Lehigh Valley Health Network. Locations are convenient, and the centers provide much more than just equipment – there are programs, classes, and specialties for a wide range of needs among an employee population. LVHN Fitness at One City Center on Hamilton Street in Allentown, for example, offers these items to members in a hightech, high-end setting:
For more information on how LVHN Fitness can fit into your company, contact Thomas Young at 610-969-0421 or [email protected]
LVHN Fitness locations are: