How Much Does Obesity Cost Employers?
Currently one-third of U.S. adults are obese. That's more than double what it was 30 years ago. And as bellies swell, so do serious risks of cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other ailments. Across the nation, a staggering amount of employers are experiencing a greater loss in productivity as their employees burn through sick days recovering from illness, running to the doctor and trying to keep up with work from home.