Employers promote healthy living
Miami Herald, December 31, 2007
Employee health is weighing heavily on corporate America. According to the CDC, 75 percent of our nation's healthcare costs are due to lifestyle/obesity-related diseases. Enterprising employers are investing in the health of their employees and realizing less acute care, disability and lower general healthcare costs. Indirect improvements such as better employee morale and retention rates seem to result from these programs as well.