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Obesity is an expensive proposition for companies

Posted by Paula Turnquist on Jun 23, 2016 3:07:25 PM

Public health officials and policy makers have long been aware of the many problems that obesity causes in the U.S. About one-third of American adults are considered obese, and 69 percent are considered overweight. It is estimated that obesity is responsible for as much as 10 percent of all medical spending, mostly due to specific, obesity-related diseases like diabetes.

Businesses find numerous ways to realize health savings

Posted by Christine L. Tricoli on Jun 21, 2016 4:28:52 PM

The state of employee health and wellness can have a big effect on any business. Unhealthy employees are less productive, which can impact the bottom line and put a strain on a business health insurance costs. In recent years, we have seen many firms seek out creative solutions to this problem.

Sugary soft drinks threaten health, worker productivity

Posted by Julio Iturriaga on Jan 21, 2016 4:26:13 PM

Sugary soft drinks are so ubiquitous that it is easy to forget how much of a threat they pose to your health. But the numbers don't lie. A study published in the journal Circulation shows that sugary drinks are responsible for as many as 184,000 deaths worldwide and 25,000 in the U.S. 

What can employers do about obesity?

Posted by Christine L. Tricoli on Jan 19, 2016 3:11:11 PM

Obesity can be a big problem in the work place. Obese workers have less energy and are more likely to fall ill, reducing productivity and potentially increasing company healthcare costs. But employers don't have to wait for their workers to get healthier.

How to stay healthy all winter long

Posted by Julio Iturriaga on Jan 14, 2016 3:26:41 PM

Winter is here, and many people are already feeling the physical effects of the season. If you are like a large majority of the population, now is the time of year where you come down with a cold, particularly as the weather remains so unpredictable. 

Stay healthy while working at the office

Posted by Paula Turnquist on Jan 12, 2016 2:52:29 PM

Working an office job has many advantages, but there are drawbacks as well. Many people find it difficult to keep up with a standard exercise and health routine, because of crazy work hours and tiredness setting in toward the end of the day.

How can you better achieve your New Year's health goals?

Posted by Paula Turnquist on Jan 5, 2016 1:44:13 PM

The new year is here, which means now is the time when many Americans create goals for themselves that they hope to achieve over the next 12 months. Of course, as most people know, completing these tasks is much easier said than done. Of the roughly half of Americans who make New Year's resolutions, only around 8 percent are able to accomplish them.

What Happens After the Health Fair?

Posted by Paula Turnquist on Oct 6, 2015 1:34:00 PM

Implementing workplace wellness programs has become a widely-used strategy for impacting the health and wellness of employees. Often, that leads employers to offering an annual health fair to provide their employees with a variety of health screenings and wellness education. These activities are designed to raise awareness and help employees understand their current health status.

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