Obesity Prevention

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), workplace obesity not only contributes to costs associated with sick leave and absenteeism, but is also associated with increased risk of developing cancer, musculoskeletal disorders, cardiovascular disease, and stress. As such, reducing obesity should be a priority for employers seeking to lower the incidence and severity of chronic illness and the associated demand for health services.

Although chronic diseases like obesity are among the most common and costly of all health problems, your workplace can adopt a number of the following strategies to curb workplace obesity.

Providing Healthier Workplace Foods

Strategies to provide healthier workplace foods at workplaces, meetings, conferences, parties, and other events include:

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