Why U.S Businesses Invest in Keep Fit Schemes for Employees?

A fitness frenzy has been making the rounds throughout the United States. After all, health and has long been a staple of American culture, whether it’s observing the peak fitness of NBA athletes, or on the reverse side, the underworld of excessive fast-food consumption among some of the regular folk. It’s something we’re all aware of on either side of the pond.
In a move to tackle the health woes head on, exercise and activity have now been ingrained as part of the working day – both on work premises and via commutes to the office. ‘I was at work’ is no longer an excuse for your slack, as US businesses are investing in keep fit schemes. Here’s how it’s all going down:  
 
Green Carpooling Policies
No, yanking the shift stick doesn’t bulk out your muscles, nor does stomping on pedals add definition to your legs. Then again, keeping fit isn’t always necessarily about an individual’s physical activity. There’s a lot more to health than running in circles and jumping up and down, and US businesses are recognising it.
Gas breeds emissions. Emissions means polluted air, and polluted air means less than stellar lungs too. If you’re living in a cityscape, chances are your breathing will suffer over time, and so will your capacity for activities such as jogging, swimming and any other sport or activity demanding controlled breathing. It’s all a cycle, so how can it be tackled?
By companies using a carpooling policy, they’re not just contributing to a healthier environment, but a healthier you, too! Additionally, health benefits will obviously arise when one electric car cuts the emissions of four gas ones. Employees can share the ride, the process much cleaner than hundreds of gassy cars barrelling away to work. Put simply, with a healthier environment and peoples, this is nothing but a win-win!
 
Old School Methods
Of course, not everything has to be as logistically complicated as carpooling, as getting five friends from across town into one car to go to one destination can be a big stretch. Understandably, this method can be somewhat of a headscratcher for those with scattered colleagues.
However, you only need yourself for a good bit of jogging. In doing so, you automatically cut emissions yet further while boosting your own health and fitness too. True, you will go slower than a car, but you’ll also be avoiding traffic and looking good while doing it too. Although, you don’t want to arrive sweaty and smelly, so best run on the return journey for that wash at home…
However, some businesses do indeed invest in showers, meaning that you can get there and have a wash before sitting at your desk. Obviously, there is no drawback here, leaving workers both stimulated and refreshed for the work day ahead.
 
Cycle Schemes
The prospect of being put through the paces by peddling away to work can sound exhausting. However, that’s kind of the point, and even though it’s a way to work that demands a measure of toil, companies investing in cycling schemes make the whole process more appealing.  
Spearheading the trend, Brompton’s bikes are contributing to the trends, with their products being foldable and carriable which means that you can even cycle to the train station. Businesses can dodge travel taxation this way, making a cheaper and easier ride to the office. Additionally, Brompton have opened new factories to adjust to the growing demand, with the aim to manufacturer 100,000 folding bikes a year by 2021. Clearly, no one is getting left behind in the fitness fads, owing to widescale investment across the globe.
Ultimately, electric bikes are convenient, easy to use, and don’t require the passing of theoretical or practical tests to pass, nor costs comparable to the upkeep of a car. It’s the definition of an astute commute!