In an effort to curb healthcare spending, businesses may create campaigns geared toward reducing their employees' risk of chronic conditions. Among these, obesity is one of the most expensive for employers - it costs companies as much as $73.1 billion annually, according to recent studies. This total comes from more than just the cost of treating obesity and its long list of related diseases but also from the burden of absenteeism and reduced productivity due to poor health. Therefore, organizations that are committed to combating obesity in their workplace stand to gain not just health and wellbeing, but also healthcare costs and improved business performance.
Here's a list of ways you can reduce the risk of obesity at your office: