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.
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.
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.
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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