Many health and business experts agree that implementing an employee wellness plan is a good idea for any company. In fact according to Corporate Wellness Magazine, every $1 invested in employee wellness programs yields roughly $4 in savings through reduced sick days, higher productivity, and decreased overall health costs. If you are a business owner, especially of a small company, you may think that you can’t afford to implement such a program. However, the increase in mobile apps has made it easier and more affordable than ever before to help create wellness plans. Here are 4 apps that encourage healthy living.
HealthyOut. This app is a combination of OpenTable and Yelp, but geared toward healthy dining. Consumers can enter in their dietary preferences and the app finds restaurants in their area that have menu items meeting these requirements. This is a great app for those employees that like to go out on their lunch break.
Tracking Devices. It’s expected that by 2018, 250 million tracking devices will be sold in America. These devices, and apps that mirror these devices, can tell you how many steps you’ve taken, your heart rate, your calorie loss, etc.
WeightWatchers. WeightWatchers invests between $7 and $10 million every year in the mobile area. They have mobile apps for tracking nutrition and activity as well as a barcode scanner app that delivers nutritional information while in the grocery store.
StickK. This website and app encourages participants to set a goal, which is often related to well-being, such as to quit smoking, run a 10k, or lose weight. They can assign a family member, friend, co-worker, etc. to have as a “referee” to keep them honest.
These are just a few of the great online apps that are out there to help your employees track their health. At Capital Insurance Group, we understand how important your employees are to the success of your company, which is why we offer comprehensive Group Health Insurance policies, among our many Business Insurance coverages. Please contact us today for more information at (888) 296-0418.