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Employers urged to help turn around obesity trend

Available Online http://www.shrm.org/Publications/HRNews/Pages/C...
Publication Date November 21, 2007
Author Kathy Gurchiek
Source Society for Human Resource Management
Source Type Online News Article
Summary

Focuses on the current obesity trend among US workers, with nearly 75% reporting that they eat an unhealthy snack at least once per week at work. Furthermore, employees report consistently that they have to stay at their desks for most of the day and that their vending machines and cafeterias offer poor food options. Hence, there may be opportunities for employers to provide some assistance, in terms of healthier food options, discounts for gym and club memberships, and other healthy lifestyle benefits.

Keywords Obesity, workplace wellness, healthy lifestyle
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Gurchiek, K. (2007, November 21). Employers urged to help turn around obesity trend. Society for Human Resource Management [Online]. Retrieved December 11, 2007, from www.shrm.org.

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