Whitepaper: Wellness Programs:
Benefits, Savings, and Guidance for Creating a Healthy Workforce
By: Stephanie Myers
It is no surprise to hear that many Americans are unhealthy. Yet, most people do not realize the severity of their health problems.
- 72 million Americans are obese (not overweight). This numberaccounts for 60 percent of the American population.
- Diabetes, a preventable disease, kills more people each year than breast cancer and AIDS combined.
- Each day, 1 in 4 Americans visit a fast-food restaurant.