Workplace Wellness

Exercise Keeps Your Employees Productive

Written by Gabe

It’s no secret, various studies confirm that employees who work out and exercise regularly are happier and thus more productive. Many people even have the personal experience of knowing that they are much more productive at work when they exercise but it’s very difficult to measure the change. Therefore, it would be worthwhile to invest in your employee experience, so that they are able to be more productive! Luckily, there are some great statistics available online! Let’s take a look at some of the benefits that happy employees provide their businesses:

33% higher profitability (Gallup)
43% more productivity (Hay Group)
37% higher sales (Shawn Achor)
300% more innovation (HBR)
51% lower turnover (Gallup)
50% less safety incidents (Babcock Marine Clyde)
66% decrease in sick leave (Forbes)
125% less burnout (HBR)


You can bet that an investment in your employee’s exercise will pay off big in productivity, increased morale, lower turnover, and about a dozen other benefits.  In fact, if you take a look at the cost of these benefits and compare them to the productivity gains, the return on investment is quite large for fit employees.  But the problem is that implementing a program that gets employees exercising can be hard.  It takes an understanding of the fitness market, behavioral science, employee engagement, and a lot of administration.  There are rules, paperwork, reporting, budgeting and all sorts of other headaches.  So despite all the benefits of exercise, some employers still don’t make the investment.

That’s why many companies turn to IncentFit.  Our Wellness Programs enable companies to easily offer and manage fitness reimbursements for their employees. With IncentFit, employers can reward their employees for engaging in a wide variety of activities, including working out at a fitness facility, attending an athletic event, or for taking 10,000 steps. Each time an employee works out, our technology automatically verifies their activity and issues a reward. No more self-reporting, no more paper work, no more waiting for checks, no more hassle!

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