"Kate Lister breaks down the impact of the workplace on well-being and the steps to take to create a culture of well-being."
This article offers:
- The financial impact of of poor health and well-being on productivity lost, reduced engagement, and turnover
- The cost of healthcare, absenteeism, and presenteeism for the top chronic diseases
- A persuasive way to use a simple breakeven analysis to get your program funded
- Simple steps to kick-start a workplace well-being initiative.
Body Mass Index is a broken public health metric...UCLA psychologists examined a sample of about 40,000 Americans and found that almost half of the "overweight" individuals, 29% of obese individuals, and 16% of the very obese were healthy based on their blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose and insulin resistance levels. At the same time, 30% of the normal BMI people were "cardiometabolically unhealthy."
This is worth considering if you're thinking about imposing penalties based on Body Mass Index measures.