The pressure is on today to find a solution for rising healthcare costs and to increase productivity.
You know the answer is to keep employees healthy and out of the system in the first place. You know that healthy habits prevent a range of chronic conditions and diseases. But what you may not know is just how much those healthy behaviors help. Take a look at two very serious and costly diseases - Type 2 diabetes and heart disease – and how much each healthy behavior can reduce an individual’s chances of developing the disease:
- Physical Activity - 55% less likely to develop Type 2 diabetes; 35% less likely to develop heart disease
- Healthy Diet – 30% less likely to develop Type 2 diabetes; 28% less likely to develop heart disease
- Smoking Cessation – 30% less likely to develop Type 2 diabetes; 35% less likely to develop heart disease
Now, considering that 7 out of 10 US adults don’t meet the minimum exercise or nutrition requirements, imagine the impact you can have. With 1,000 employees, activity alone can help prevent 390 new cases of Type 2 diabetes.
You have the power to transform the health of your workforce, so why not get moving? Forget the passive programs of the past; they don’t work. Bring in a solution that engages employees in their health, that gets them moving, doing… preventing disease. It’s time to take real action so your employees can, too.