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How employers can help combat obesity at work

Posted by Julio Iturriaga on Jan 3, 2017 11:59:00 AM

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. 

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Here's a list of ways you can reduce the risk of obesity at your office:

U.S. obesity will reach new heights by 2020

Posted by Christine L. Tricoli on Sep 21, 2016 4:23:54 PM

The U.S. already leads the world in adult and childhood obesity. Unless current trends change, the situation could get even worse.

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.

Obesity is a growing problem in Texas

Posted by Paula Turnquist on Dec 8, 2015 2:52:52 PM

Obesity rates have worsened all across the United States, but the situation is particularly bad in Texas. According to a new report, the state is now one of the heaviest in the nation.

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