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  • Promoting Healthy Eating and Physical Activity

    ​Learn how good nutrition and physical activity affect your bottom line.

  • The Problem with Diabetes and Obesity


    ​Additional medical problems associated with obesity and diabetes can lead to wages lost, absenteeism, high medical costs and reduced productivity at work.

  • Obesity and a lack of physical activity can have long term impacts on employers and employees. For employees obesity and a lack of exercise leads to health conditions such as: heart problems, diabetes, stroke.

  • Impact on the Workplace


    The CDC notes that employees who are obese face an additional $1,000 in medical costs. In addition, the American Diabetes Association estimates that the cost of diabetes has increased from $176 billion in 2007 to $245 billion in 2012.

  • What Employers Can Do


    Physical activity leads to benefits that incude: improving mental health, sleeping better, reducing the risk of diseases and improving balance as well as preventing falls. Employers can provide vending machines with healthy options. Encourage physical activity outside of work through company sports teams and encourage the use of protective equipment such as helmets, eyewear etc.

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The National Safety Council eliminates preventable deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy.

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