The Hard Facts
The National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) found that for every 100 employees nationwide:
- 60 are sedentary
- 25 smoke
- 20 are obese
- 27 have cardiovascular disease
- 10 have diabetes
- 50 have high cholesterol
- 24 have high blood pressure
- 50 are distressed or depressed
Poor employee health habits affect a company’s bottom line. There is no question that smoking, poor eating habits, little or no exercise and chronic disease not only lead to higher health insurance premiums but also result in higher absenteeism, poor work performance and lower productivity.
What goes on in your physical body is greatly influenced by the powerful mind-body connection. You can literally stress yourself into an early grave. The actual physical effects of stress on health can be extremely damaging. It is of the utmost importance that you help your body function the way it is meant to.