Employee Work Wellness
Jul. 25, 2023
By Brenda Larson
5 Reasons Why Work Wellness Should Be Important To You
Employee work wellness encompasses an overall level of well-being, including both physical and mental health. It’s about being part of a culture where employees feel a sense of belonging and are encouraged to take time and space to care for their health.
5 benefits of employee wellness
1. Boost Morale, Positivity and Enthusiasm
Employee wellness programs instantly spark a mood of positivity in the workplace. Feeling healthier because of life-changing programs can bring you a sense of lightness and joy in your day. It’s a definite booster.
2. Strengthen Social Bonds
These programs can help strengthen daily interactions. Being involved in wellness activities helps employees get to know their coworkers in more meaningful ways and, over time, they build amazing relationships. People are encouraged to care for each other and that brings people together to build a healthy work community.
3. Reduce Stress and Anxiety
More than 66% of employees experience anxiety in some form on a daily basis. Life can bring about the unexpected, and people are prone to worrying about even the littlest things every minute of every day. Work wellness programs can reduce that debilitating sense of anxiety, and offer resources for individuals to reach out to when needed.
4. Enhance Problem-Solving Skills
The brain is better equipped to solve complex problems when you are physically and emotionally sound. One noteworthy conclusion from various studies shows the direct link between cognitive ability, creativity, and aerobic activity. Finding ways to incorporate movement wherever possible within the workday, the more bright ideas you’re likely to generate.
5. Helps Control Chronic Illness
Some health issues like diabetes, osteoporosis, depression, and hypertension are hard to uncover. They don’t always show clear symptoms. Screening offered through wellness programs is helpful in detection. Early treatment can help it from becoming worse and oftentimes reduce recovery time.
A unique way Knute Nelson can make a healthy difference in your life
Knute Nelson strives to foster a culture of good health. One unique way Knute stands out is with their wellness facilities. All employees have free memberships to the Alexandria Area YMCA and the Nelson Wellness Centers at Grand Arbor and Nelson Gables in Alexandria. One amazing amenity, among others, at Grand Arbor is the warm water pool. The heat makes it enjoyable to exercise in, relax in, and creates an ideal environment for relieving pain and soothing soreness. Our Crystal Brook community in Park Rapids has an on-site Wellness Center available to their employees. And through our partnership with Franciscan Sisters in Little Falls, employees can access their onsite wellness areas as well.
Begin your wellness journey with a career at Knute Nelson
There are many reasons to join Knute Nelson, and our wellness facilities are one of the big ones. The ultimate goal is for employees to achieve their best possible health and be the best version of themselves. Knute Nelson wants that for YOU. View our openings today, and be on your way to wellness! If you’d like to learn more about our wellness centers in Alexandria, you can find details here.