It’s fun. It’s social. It’s active. It reduces stress and it will ignite positive lifestyle modifications in the lives of your employees! Pickleball is a unique and effective employee wellness programming option that will encourage healthier lifestyle behaviors that will ultimately enhance employee productivity and performance, all while helping to create a culture of wellness that permeates throughout the entire organization.
Is your Organization Healthy, Engaged and Motivated?
Creating a culture of wellness is critical — both for the health of the employees, and the bottom-line of the organization. An organization is most productive and profitable when all employees are operating at their best — when both the leaders of the organization and the front-line employees are healthy, engaged and motivated.
If you can describe your organization with these three adjectives, organizational health care costs will undoubtedly stabilize or decline. Your organization will become more productive and better able to retain and attract top talent.
Chronic Disease is a Huge Driver of Increased Health Care Costs, Increased Rates of Absenteeism and Lower Productivity
Chronic diseases and conditions — such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and arthritis — are among the most common and costly of all health problems. Chronic disease is a significant driver of increased health care costs, increased rates of absenteeism and lower productivity for your employees.
Fortunately, much of the chronic condition is attributable to modifiable behavior — behavior that can be changed. Modifiable behaviors — with two of the largest being physical inactivity and poor management of stress — contribute to chronic conditions which, in turn, drive approximately 86% of our nation’s health care costs.
Strategies that Change Behavior is a Win/Win!
The good news as an organization is that if employees are able to recognize, identify and improve various behaviors (physical inactivity and poor management of stress, for example), medical costs will be lowered, productivity increased and absenteeism rates lowered. It’s a win/win for the health of your employees and for the overall performance of your organization.
Looking for something Unique and Fun to Complement your Existing Employee Wellness Programming that will Generate Engagement and Ignite Positive Lifestyle Modifications in the Lives of your Employees?
Pickleball may very well be the answer. Yes, pickleball! Invented in 1965, pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in America. A combination of tennis, ping-pong and badminton, pickleball is played with a paddle and wiffle ball on a court approximately one-fourth the size of a tennis court. The game of pickleball is great for all ages and skill levels and only takes a short amount of time to learn. Perhaps most importantly, it gets employees moving as each game of pickleball results in approximately 500-750 steps – or the equivalent of about a ¼ mile. Pickleball is also a great stress-reliever and helps build employee morale.
Pickleball Company Challenge — May 19, 2018 in Mason, OH
Want to give pickleball a try and have some good ‘ole natured fun and competition at the same time? I can virtually guarantee all your employees will love it! Join us on Saturday, May 19, 2018 in Mason, OH as we are organizing a Pickleball Company Challenge. The Pickleball Company Challenge will pit employees from local businesses against each other in the fastest growing sport in America — all in the name of fun, camaraderie and health & wellness. Hope to see you there!