Cleveland (PRWEB) August 22, 2005
http://www.healthybodyweight.com -- The Northeast Ohio Firm HealthyBodyWeight.com has released a free online calculator that shows what the long term costs are for not addressing obesity in workplace.
There is a serious trend towards weight increase among employees and the costs to employers in health care, sick leave and other effects can have a very adverse effect on the future profitability of the company Â the companyÂs economic health.
The website has research on obesity trends, health care ramifications, books and wellness program that promotes employee health through achieving a healthy body weight for the worker, spouse and children. Look for the special books on childrenÂs health as well. Their Move It. Lose It. Live Healthy.Â® wellness program does not promote fad diets or weight loss drugs; the focus is on how to better manage your body weight to build a better and healthier lifestyle.
The new calculator is of special interest because it shows an estimate of the health care costs in 2010 caused by obesity. The estimates are based on a trend analysis completed over the last five years in terms of what has happened to an employeeÂs body weight.
Employers that take a proactive approach to healthy lifestyles will find they are more competitive in the future because of reduced costs, reduced sick time and more energetic employees.
For more information on creating a wellness plan to help control obesity in the workplace, contact Tom Gilliam, Ph.D. at 1-877-316-5097.
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