TAI CHI WELLNESS PROGRAM
American Journal of Health Promotion published 56 studies on worksite wellness programs that show an average of 27 percent reduction in sick leave absenteeism, 26 percent reduction in health care costs, and 32 percent reduction in workers' compensation and disability management cost claims. The University of Michigan Health Management Research Center (HMRC) estimates that an organization saves $350 annually when a low-risk employee remains low risk and $153 when a high-risk employee's health risks are reduced.
We offer to put together a wellness program that benefits your employees while sticking to a small budget.
WHO WE ARE
WHY TAI CHI?
This gentle exercise can help to shake off stress and weariness, maintain strength and flexibility, improve memory skills and mental health, and could be a perfect activity for you and your employees.
Tai chi is often described as "meditation in motion," but it might well be called "medication in motion." There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice, which originated in China, has value in treating or preventing many health problems from working in an office:
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Headache impact
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
- Lower-Back Pain
- Noise stress
- Heart disease
- Lower blood pressure
It’s been estimated that for every dollar spent on wellness initiatives, up to $3 is saved in health care premiums and $2 in absenteeism. It is hard to find an investment with ROI comparable to 300 percent. Wellness programs have also been shown to raise employee engagement levels, making them more productive and increasing revenues for any company.
In today’s competitive job market, skilled candidates have the advantage. They are shopping around for the best compensation and benefits with highly-rated companies. Fractl conducted in 2017 a benefits study that indicates how employees place a huge value on employee benefits. The study of 2,000 people indicated that 88 percent of respondents give health and vision insurance heavy consideration when evaluating a job offer.
The good news is that this effort doesn’t have to cost a whole lot, but the investment gives back so much.
And you can get started even if you aren't in top shape or the best of health.
In this low-impact, slow-motion exercise, you go without pausing through a series of motions. As you move, you breathe deeply and naturally, focusing your attention on your bodily sensations. Tai chi differs from other types of exercise in several respects. The movements are usually circular and never forced, the muscles are relaxed rather than tensed, the joints are not fully extended or bent, and connective tissues are not stretched.
Tai chi can be easily adapted for anyone, from the most fit to people confined to wheelchairs or recovering from surgery.
A growing number of carefully conducted researches is building a compelling case for tai chi as an adjunct to standard medical treatment for the prevention and rehabilitation of many conditions commonly associated with office work.
NO PAIN, BIG GAINS
Although tai chi is slow and gentle and doesn't leave you breathless, it addresses the key components of mental health and body fitness. Here's some of the benefits:
- Protection of cognitive ability.
- Improved interpersonal sensitivity.
- Reduced symptoms of depression and anxiety.
- Enhanced immune system.
- Cardio-vascular fitness.
- Muscle strength.
TAI CHI IN MOTION
A tai chi class in Your office might include these parts:
Easy motions, such as shoulder circles, turning the head from side to side, or rocking back and forth, help you to loosen your muscles and joints and focus on your breath and body.
PRACTICE OF TAI CHI FORM
Short forms (sets of movements) may include a dozen or fewer movements. A short form with smaller, slower movements is usually recommended at the beginning, especially if you're work in the office.
QIKONG (CHI KUNG)
Translated as "breath work", this consists of a few minutes of gentle breathing sometimes combined with movement. The idea is to help relax the mind and mobilize the body's energy.
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TAI CHI IN YOUR OFFICE
Corporate Tai Chi Wellness Programs can signifcantly improve the long-term viability of your business. This Programs have been proven to reduce health care costs, absenteeism and presenteeism thus resulting in improved productivity. Research has also shown that our Programs offer a positive Return-on-Investment, thus making them a benefit that costs more to avoid than to provide.