Are myths about workplace obesity hurting your business? That just might be the case.
On paper, most workplace wellness programs appear to provide adequate incentive for employees to participate. However, as most companies who have implemented such programs in their own offices could tell you, they seldom live up to their potential. While these disparities may be due to any number of factors affecting companies or their employees, the same fundamental flaws are often behind wellness programs' eventual demise.
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.
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