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Beware myths about workplace obesity

Posted by Julio Iturriaga on Dec 20, 2016 1:36:00 PM

Are myths about workplace obesity hurting your business? That just might be the case.

3 pitfalls of traditional employee wellness programs

Posted by Paula Turnquist on Nov 10, 2016 1:54:26 PM

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. 

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.

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