This session is designed to help employees manage their weight successfully and live a healthier life. Obesity is now considered an epidemic. Approximately two-thirds of the adult population is either overweight or obese. And yet, overweight individuals can reduce the risk for some chronic disorders by losing as little as 5 percent to 15 percent of their weight. This course will help trainees understand the risks of being overweight, learn the formula for maintaining a healthy weight, identify simple ways to cut calories, maintain a healthy exercise program, choose a sensible and safe weight loss program; and keep fit for life. The benefits to you, the employer, are numerous, from lower healthcare costs to increased employee productivity.
Why “Successful Weight Management” Matters:
Public health officials refer to obesity as an epidemic. The prevalence of overweight and obesity has increased dramatically in recent years, doubling since 1980, and now is seen by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as one of the top threats to the health of the nation.
Approximately 129 million U.S. adults are overweight or obese, which costs the United States anywhere from $69 billion to$117 billion per year.
Approximately two-thirds of the adult population are either overweight or obese, and slightly less than one-third are obese.
Overweight individuals can reduce the risk for some chronic disorders by losing as little as 5 percent to 15 percent of their weight.
Employers and businesses bear a sizable portion of costs associated with treating obesity-related conditions, primarily in terms of lost productivity and the increased cost of health and disability insurance. Studies of overweight and obese employees have shown that obese employees take more sick leave than nonobese employees and are twice as likely to have high-level absenteeism (seven or more health-related absences during the last 6 months).
- Weight management is a problem for many—both adults and children. A significant percent of the U.S. population is overweight. Despite an obsession with thinness, Americans are struggling with obesity. The real problem with being overweight isn’t clothes that are tight or don’t fit—it’s health. People who are overweight are more likely to develop diseases—and some of those diseases can be deadly.
- This course addresses some simple steps that can be taken to manage weight successfully. Even for people who aren’t overweight, these strategies and tips help maintain a healthy weight as the trainee ages.
- This course will help the trainee understand the risks of being overweight, learn the formula for maintaining a healthy weight, identify ways to cut calories, maintain a healthy exercise program, choose a sensible and safe weight loss program; and keep fit for life.