Wellness programs can increase companies’ productivity, suggests a new study titled “Doing well by making well: The impact of corporate wellness programs on employee productivity.”

Researchers from the University of California, Riverside, UCLA, and Washington University in St. Louis found wellness program participation increased average worker productivity by more than 5%, “roughly equivalent to adding one additional day of productive work per month for the average employee,” according to UC Riverside. More specifically, researchers said sick and healthy individuals who improved their health through diet and exercise increased productivity by about 10%.

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