Thursday, September 12, 2013

Worksite Wellness Pays Off

Unhealthy employees cost businesses money, as illustrated by Public Health Institute’s infographic below. Employee obesity and its associated chronic health conditions cost American business $73 billion a year. To reduce this amount, many employers have introduced worksite wellness programs to encourage healthy lifestyles in their employees, from healthy vending machines to smoke-free workplaces to exercise programs. Worksite wellness reduces employee sick leave, medical costs, and workers' compensation claims by as much as 25 percent, and saves businesses a bundle.

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