The Benefits of Including a Fitness App in Your Employee Wellness Program

As businesses strive to become more attractive to top talent and keep their employees healthy and engaged, health and wellness apps are becoming an increasingly popular tool for those looking to improve their overall health and wellbeing or their employee wellness. According to Sensor Tower, global installs for health and wellness apps are projected to increase by 42% in the coming years. An all-in-one fitness app can be a great solution for promoting employee health and wellbeing. With such an app, employees can easily learn about and participate in their company’s wellness program, engage in fitness challenges, and monitor their progress.

Promotes Healthy Habits

A fitness app can be a great tool for employees to not only set goals and track their progress, but also to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Employees can easily create personalized workout plans that cater to their individual needs and preferences. It can also provide a wealth of information on healthy eating tips, and even connect users with a network of like-minded individuals who can offer support and advice.

Encourages a Work-life Balance

Hybrid work schedules can blur the line between work and personal life. To maintain a healthy lifestyle while still being able to work effectively at home or in the office, employees can use a fitness app to carve out time and create routines for physical activity and self-care. It can also provide employees with the flexibility to exercise anywhere, making it easier to fit physical activity into their busy schedules.

Increases Engagement and Motivation

Employees who participate in regular exercise are 50% more likely to be highly motivated and engaged at work, according to the International Journal of Workplace Health Management. This is because exercise has been shown to improve cognitive function, reduce stress levels, and increase overall well-being. Additionally, regular exercise can help employees build stronger relationships with their colleagues by providing opportunities for social interaction and team-building activities.

Reduces Stress & Improves Mental Health

Mental health is especially important given the added stress that can be caused by remote and hybrid work. There are several things employers can do to help their employees maintain good mental health, but one of the most effective ways is to encourage regular physical activity. According to a study published in the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, individuals who exercise regularly experience a 22% reduction in their stress levels.

Enhances Productivity and Creativity

Regular physical activity, facilitated by a wellness app like Aaptiv, can boost productivity levels among employees. Exercise stimulates blood flow to the brain, which enhances cognitive abilities and improves focus, leading to more efficiency in daily tasks. Additionally, fitness routines can spur creativity, as the mind often comes up with innovative ideas during physical activities. Employees who engage in regular exercise can bring refreshed and innovative ideas to their work, contributing to the overall growth and success of the company.

Lowers Healthcare Costs

According to the CDC, inadequate levels of physical activity are associated with $117 billion in annual healthcare costs.  Companies can reduce their health care costs by implementing health and wellness programs in the workplace. Healthier employees are less likely to make insurance claims, which leads to lower healthcare costs.

Aaptiv as a Resource

Aaptiv offers an all-in-one employee wellness solution that includes personalized workout plans, access to a network of 16,000 national and local gyms, and over 7,000 on-demand fitness and mindfulness classes. With PEAR’s Training Intelligence, Aaptiv’s adaptive coaching helps users stay motivated and engaged with their exercise routine. As users progress through their workouts, it adapts to their performance in real-time, providing feedback and adjustments to ensure they are getting the most out of their workout. This hyper-personalized approach can help employees achieve their fitness goals and improve their overall health and well-being.

Overall, by providing a tool that helps increase regular physical activity, and encourages healthy habits, companies can create a more positive and productive work environment.

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