Look around you. How many of your employees are overweight or obese? How many eat lunch at their desks or snack on high-fat and sugary foods? How many regularly go off sick? Avoid exercise like the plague? Appear permanently set on ‘Go Slow’.
Obesity and unhealthy living take their toll on sufferers both physically and psychologically. They hit businesses’ bottom lines hard. Yours is quite likely to be one of them.
Falling productivity, rising absenteeism, higher employee insurance costs, and even costly anti-discrimination actions under the Equality Act 2010 can be put down in no small measure to obesity and unhealthy lifestyles. It’s clearly important to find ways to control obesity and promote wellness in your workplace for the benefit of staff – all staff - and your business.
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