The popular wellness trend is not a passing fad

The popular wellness trend is not a passing fad

April 2016

The average workday for U.S. full-time employees is now 8.7 hours, with nearly 75 percent of that time spent at their place of employment. That means that work and work-related activities take up the same approximate time as a person sleeps, eats and drinks each day. Therefore, for a majority of workers, their workplace has a real impact on the choices they make to maintain a particular lifestyle. Because corporate real estate professionals often are responsible for designing, delivering and maintaining these spaces and the programs and services offered at many organizations, there is an opportunity for CRE professionals to make a positive impact. To be successful, organizations need to think strategically and fully understand the implications of executing these initiatives in comprehensive and cost-effective ways.

Keywords: wellness, workplace, physical activity, WELL Building Standard, health

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