A new study by corporate wellness platform Gympass has found that physically active employees could cut healthcare costs by more than a third. The research found that those who engaged in physical activity at least five times a month reduced company healthcare costs by 35%.
The sample study included just over 20,000 employees classed as inactive and active on Gympass’ corporate membership plans. Groups were based on simple demographics like age and gender, and they compared the results between the beginning of the study and six months in.
Whilst the study is commercial, it does indicate that encouraging healthy, active lives amongst employees could be a standard cost-cutting measure. As companies look toward a leaner future, an environment that utilises physical activity within its benefits package could look forward to company-wide savings.
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