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Financial Strain of Physical Inactivity and Obesity
Increasing health care cost as well as lost workforce productivity due to illness and absenteeism place financial strain on businesses. In 2007 the cost of employer sponsored health insurance programs increased an average of 6% (Carruth & Carruth, 2009). Total costs associated with lost productivity were estimated at 225.8 billion dollars, which translates to approximately 1,685 dollars per employee (Stewart, Ricci, Chee & Morgansein, 2003 as sited by Carrruth & Carruth, 2009). Researchers estimate that 50% of health care expenditures are attributed to preventable lifestyle behaviors, such as physical inactivity, overeating and poor food choices.Download
Improving the Health and Wellbeing of Your Company’s Most Valuable Resource
Rising costs associated with chronic disease place an increasing burden on the financial, physical and emotional wellbeing of businesses and their employees. In fact, approximately 75% of health care cost in the United States can be attributed to chronic disease. According to the Center of Disease Control, the direct medical and lost productivity costs associated with chronic disease in the United States were estimated to be billions of dollars.Download
Exercise Vs. Medicine: What You Need to Know
Exercise and medicine have been a subject of great debate as of late since people are seeking more economically favorable health decisions. Medication prices have spiked over the last few years while gym rates have dropped to some pretty tempting prices over the last year. You as a consumer need to decide which one will provide the most benefit for the buck. The medical industry’s boom of the 90’s gave way to some great medications that can be great death prevention drugs. Unfortunately there was lots of expensive research done during those days which drove up the price of prescription medications. Exercise is one of the most underused preventative health tools that are used today.Download