For years, most people looked at their physical health and their financial situation as two very different issues. But that's changing. Today, the overwhelming majority of American workers recognize the link between health and wealth. Our recent survey found 84 percent of workers see physical health as an investment in their financial future.

Employers are also beginning to see employee wellness as an investment in the financial condition of the business. Healthier employees can lead to a healthier bottom line due to increased productivity, decreased absenteeism and—most significantly—reduced healthcare costs for the business. 

There is another side benefit from wellness in the workplace that is gaining attention. Wellness programs may just be what the doctor ordered to boost retirement savings. Employees with fewer health problems logically would potentially have more money available to save for retirement. And down the road, healthier retirees could potentially spend less of their nest egg on medical expenses.  

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