Cultivating a healthier workplace.
Challenge the trends.
According to the National Institute of Health, 2 out of 3 adults are overweight or obese.* Such employees are linked to higher healthcare costs and lost productivity due to absenteeism. On the other hand, workers within a healthy Body Mass Index (BMI) range tend to have lower healthcare costs and premiums, are more productive, and spend less time away from work.
Embrace the workplace solution:
Partnering with Weight Watchers of Salt Lake City and Southern Idaho to bring our clinically proven program to your workplace helps to create meaningful change in your employees’ health and overall well-being. With 48 years of experience, we can inspire a healthier workplace with the potential to:
- Increase Employee Productivity - A total national loss in productivity because of obesity-related absenteeism was estimated at $8.65 billion per year, which is 9.3% of all absenteeism costs.*
- Decrease Worker Absenteeism - Obesity accounts for 6.5% to 12.6% of total absenteeism costs in the workplace. **
- Lower Medical Spend - A 1% reduction in excess weight and high blood pressure, glucose, and cholesterol levels has been shown to save $83 to $103 annually in medical costs per person.***
What’s more, your company’s commitment to employee health and wellness is likely to boost employee morale, engagement and satisfaction—factors that can make a big impact on your bottom-line.
Weight Watchers’ approach is evidence-based and scientifically proven. Learn about our WW Freestyle™ program.
Let’s get started! Get more information or call Penny Cherrix at (801) 506-0228 to speak with our Account Representative today.
* "Overweight and Obesity Statistics," National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, October 2012, , accessed January 11, 2017, https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-statistics/Pages/overweight-obesity-statistics.aspx.
** Andreyeva, Tatiana, Joerg Luedicke, and Y. Claire Wang. "State-level estimates of obesity-attributable costs of absenteeism." Journal of occupational and environmental medicine/American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 56, no. 11 (2014): 1120-1127.
*** "Workplace Health Promotion." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. June 05, 2015. Accessed January 11, 2017. https://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/resources/publications/aag/workplace-health.htm.