How Will Depression Impact Your Company?



How Will Depression Impact Your Company?

The question isn\’t a matter of will depression impact a company, but how much productivity will be lost due to depression and its effects?  It\’s a safe bet that the average company is already dealing with these challenges. The American Journal of Preventative Medicine says that depression is projected to be the second leading cause of global disease by 2030. It is also expected to become the leading cause of disease in high-income countries like the United States.

A corporate walking program like Walkingspree can help improve so many areas of health concern. Studies demonstrate that taking a quick walk, or going for several short walks of 10 minutes each throughout the day can alleviate symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression, low morale and outlook for several hours.

Here are some of the key areas for success:

Measurable Outcomes and Reporting Capability – We provide easy to use tools so that you can see how your employees are doing.

Easy, Accurate Measurement – Walkingspree eliminates the need for self-reporting, which can sometimes be inflated or inaccurate. Employees easily sync data via the Walkingspree mobile app or desktop computer. It\’s that quick and that easy. With these valid measurements, you can create competitions, provide meaningful rewards, and maintain engagement.

Designed for a Positive ROI – See our summary of SKF, USA Inc. The company realized an ROI of $9.38 return on every $1 invested.

Ease of Use – This is your program so we\’ve made it simple to administer.

Superior Customer Support & Account Management – Walkingspree\’s attentive account management team assists with all steps of enrollment, implementation, and launching our connected fitness programs. We help companies reach high participation and retention rates. The Walkingspree support team can be reached via email ticket system and outbound calls. When we say it, we mean it — we truly do value customer support.

Reduce Your Benefit Costs – Employees who walk regularly can cut as much as $1,500/year each from your benefit costs. An overweight employee who slims down can mean added savings while reduced blood pressure or cholesterol readings can save on pharmacy expenses. Regular physical activity can slow future health claims for heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

Connected Fitness Compatibility – The program is based on the use of wireless activity trackers like Fitbit, Garmin, Apple Watch, Google Fit and Apple Health. Encouraged members get moving and see how incremental bits of exercise and movement can add up over a day to deliver an effective physical activity program.

(SaaS) Software as a Service – Walkingspree is a SaaS platform and all required software is stored on the Walkingspree online system, not your corporate computers. This allows us to implement quickly and scale for your employee base. Employees simply download a mini client application file (PC or Mac OS) on their computers and they are ready to go. Walkingspree has undergone rigid security testing and even security-conscious clients such as defense contractors and government agencies have approved the HIPAA-compliant Walkingspree software.

These are just a few of the perks and benefits provided by a Walkingspree program.   Remember: The best solutions are often simple and targeted.   Despite their simplicity, programs that specialize in streamlining and taking action in one or two specific ways can bring huge returns.   Did you know that the single most effective action to improve overall health is to walk 30 minutes a day? As a matter of fact, it is the #1 health initiative prescribed by medical professionals.    Take the first step and initiate health, wellness and walking for your employees today. 

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