(Story by Heather Huhman originally appeared in Switch & Shift)
It’s that time of year again — cold and flu season, winter blues, and low energy have invaded your office. The harsh weather brings costly challenges to businesses and puts the health of employees at risk.
But supporting employee health can combat some of winter’s worst effects. This infographic — compiled by Limeade, a corporate wellness technology company that measurably improves employee health, well-being and performance — serves as a guide to support healthy employee habits this winter.
Some highlights include:
- 66% of office workers think the average company loses $100,000 or more to the flu every year.
- The most popular months for employees to call in sick are January and February.
- 73.7% of employees want healthy cafeteria and vending options.
- Adults who exercise are 43% less likely to contract upper respiratory infections in the winter.
Check out the full infographic below to see some simple ways to support employee well-being this winter.