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Even a Little Regular Exercise Has Important Benefits

Posted by Julio Iturriaga

It is a common misconception that it takes a lot of regular exercise in order to improve one's health. While regular exercise is generally a good idea, it actually does not take as much effort as people think to begin improving their health.

exercise-tips-for-employersIn 2008, the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommended a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity activity per week, and even more for additional benefit. However, a recent analysis of six new studies has found that even those who do not meet these guidelines will still see more benefits than those who do not exercise at all. 

This is a crucial piece of information for employers who are considering establishing a workplace wellness program. While such programs may not necessarily be able to grant employees the opportunity to participate in vigorous exercise, they can still offer some important benefits. 

For example, some firms may choose to redesign their office layouts to encourage employees to spend more time standing and walking around. They may also choose to offer scheduled programs such as yoga classes. 

Having healthier employees not only allows them to be more productive but also saves firms a significant amount in healthcare costs. It's important for businesses to develop a plan that works for them.

An independent benchmark study recently named KelseyCare the Houston market's most cost-effective employee health benefits plan, We may be able to save your company as much as 15 to 20 percent on total medical costs. Contact us today to learn more.

Posted by Julio Iturriaga

Julio Iturriaga is the manager of Sales and Business Development for Kelsey-Seybold Clinic.

Our team is committed to promptly and expertly managing all your inquiries and providing you with the exceptional service that you expect and deserve. To get started, complete a Get a Quote form. We will contact you within one business day or you can call the KelseyCare Get a Quote Line at 713-442-3456.

Topics: exercise, Employee Benefits for Small Businesses, Costs of Employee Benefits

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