We find so many companies want and need wellness programs but either do not have the man power to do so or the “Wellness Director” is also the HR Manager and wellness becomes secondary to their other job responsibilities.
Wellness programs are proven to reduce health care costs and absenteeism, and improve productivity, which also lowers health insurance costs.
That is where we come into play. We want to help and assist you and your employees. Different industries serve their community in their own unique way. We serve by educating our community on how to truly be “well.” As a business owner, I understand the increasing cost of health insurance and workers compensation. Healthcare spending doubled from 1990-2001 and the chief for Medicare and Medicaid Services said health expenditures under the health reform act would increase by $311 BILLION during 2010 – 2019. That’s astronomical. So we must act now so that the Tuscaloosa area does not contribute to it.
For example, back pain affects 80-90% of people and costs $100 billion annually. It can be an early indicator for arthritis- the leading cause of disability in the U.S.
More than 95% of healthcare spending in the U.S. goes toward diagnosing and treating existing illnesses, yet we know that 70 to 80% of these costs are from lifestyle risks that can be prevented. That’s why there has never been a better time for a wellness program.
Being overweight costs is more than $117 Billion annually and inactivity adds another $76 billion of preventable healthcare costs. So why implement a wellness program?
Adults with multiple risk factors are expensive employees in terms of insurance utilization, reduced productivity, and increased absenteeism. An employee with 5 or more risks will have approximately 21 hours of excess nonproductive time every month. This equates to a $10 per hour employee costing a company $210 per month just in lost productivity.
Now, what is a wellness program? We start basic then go as advanced as the employees request. That’s the great part! We customize it for you. We will cover general health, nutrition, exercise, time/stress management, and life motivation. We even teach them how to exercise effectively without a gym and using their time efficiently. The best part? It’s all FREE! Our first workshop is even a lunch-and-learn where we provide lunch to get your team eager to come learn, be apart of something great, reach a new level of health, and make your workplace more productive! Why FREE and implement these programs? To give back, and serve those in need like no other health industry has before.
So, why Gargus Chiropractic? Chiropractic was founded on the principle of wellness and that the body is a self-healing, self-regulating organism. Chiropractors’ education is focused on how to teach others the key components to reach their full potential. Dr. Gargus’ passion is to help anyone achieve “true” health, with the most powerful key, knowledge. He has implemented programs at big retailers Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club, churches, schools, small businesses, and gyms. His information will not only inspire and motivate you, but coach you to become a picture of wellness so that you will be on a cruise ship at 90 years old and not in a nursing home. The things we do today, will affect our lives tomorrow and years to come. We must change the way we live now in order to live the prosperous life God intended.
Our promise to you is to guide you as you transition from the “sick” care model we currently live in, to the “health” care model you desire. We are so excited to join together with you to make our community the healthiest in Alabama!
We need YOUR help to reach our community, so contact us today to get your first workshop booked!
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