Obesity has become a global health epidemic, with more than one-third of adults classifying as overweight or obese worldwide.
While health isn’t directly determined by weight or size, obesity rates are still on the rise, and so are diabetes, hypertension and obesity-related medical spending. Employers are in a unique position to not only encourage healthy lifestyle changes but also create an inclusive environment that reduces the stigma against overweight employees.
In this quick read, you'll learn how obesity can serve as a major contributing factor to some life-shortening or disabling illnesses, what populations are most impacted and why employers that take better care of their workforce will see better business results and healthcare cost savings.
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