Obesity Costs

October 18, 2011, by , Posted in Blog,Healthcare Costs, 0 Comment

Obesity Costs States $15 Billion a Year in Medical Expenses

States spend up to $15 billion a year in medical expenses related
to obesity, according to a new study by researchers at RTI International, Duke
University, and the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

According to a study published by the Mayo Clinic, one simple
question asking employees to rate their current stress level may help identify
individuals who could benefit from wellness programs to reduce stress and
improve resiliency and overall health.  Compared to other employees, high-stress
employees reported a lower quality of life, poorer health, less support, and
more fatigue. The high-stress group had less confidence than their non-stressed
peers in their ability to make changes to improve their overall health.
So, instead of expecting tired, stressed participants to run off pounds on the
treadmill, Matthew Clark, Ph.D., a Clinical Psychologist at Mayo Clinic has
suggestions organizations could offer them.  http://links.mkt3164.com/ctt?kn=72&ms=MTkzNDA4NgS2&r=MjQwNjAxNjY4S0&b=2&j=MzEyNjU1NDIS1&mt=1&rt=0