In 2017-2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the prevalence of obesity among United States adults was 42.4% -- a number that has continued to rise over the last two decades. Moreover, it is estimated that 84 million Americans have pre-diabetes, which can increase the risk for Type 2 diabetes and other issues such as cardiovascular and/or orthopedic complications.¹
In addition, unfortunately, the burdens of prediabetes and associated health complications are not solely limited to physical problems but present tremendous financial strain for individuals and their employers. According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes results in the greatest financial costs averaging $327 annually. Additionally, data supports that individuals with diabetes incur 2.3 times the medical costs related to peers without diabetes.² ³
So what can be done?
As an employer, offering wellness programs can reduce absenteeism, while improving job satisfaction and overall productivity. Wellness programs can be easily implemented (either onsite or virtual) to meet employees' physical and time demands. Specifically, the Invitation Health and Wellness Program is a personalized program that can be structured to meet the demands and goals of your employees. Our CDC-certified lifestyle coaches are trained to interact and facilitate positive health behavior change. Program offerings include:
- One on one support
- Exercise and Physical Activity Education
- Nutrition Education
- Stress Management Education
So our one question to you is, do you want happier, healthier, and more productive employees?
Contact us TODAY and see how we can help your organization!
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