25%A longitudinal study that was conducted from 1988 to 2000 in fact showed that obesity was associated with a 25% higher chance of workplace injury.
200%Normal weight employees cost on average $3830 per year in covered medical, sick day, short-term disability, and workers' compensation claims combined; morbidly obese employees cost more than twice that amount, or $8067, in 2011 dollars.
66%Employees with an unhealthy diet have been found to have a 66% increased risk of lower productivity than those who ate a healthy diet. Employees who exercised rarely had a 50% increased risk of lower productivity than those who exercised regularly. Employees who smoked had a 28% higher risk of lower productivity than non-smokers. When employers provide support for eating healthier, getting in more exercise and becoming emotionally healthy, employees respond positively with higher productivity.
30.6%Office workers from different organisations who have been surveyed cited that the most common nutrition barriers are “unhealthy food available in the office” (30.6%) and “lack of healthy options near office” (28.8%).
- A 2009 World Health Organization (WHO) review of interventions to improve diet and exercise found multi-component interventions were effective that:
- provide healthy food and beverages at the workplace
- provide space for fitness or encourage stair use
- involve the family
- provide individual behaviour-change strategies
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