Fat employees cost employers more

Study finds that the obese workers cost more to their bosses as compared to healthy workers. The fat workers have the double compensation claims and more frequently become disabled as compared to fit workers (From Yahoo News).

According to obesity experts they hope that this study will convince bosses to invest more in fat fighting programs. The employers should consider offering advice not only on safe work practices, but also on healthy eating and exercise.

A person is considered obese if his BMI is 30 or above. A person 5 feet 5 inches tall is obese at 180 pounds (82 kilograms) and morbidly obese, with a BMI of 40, at 240 pounds (109 kilograms). Obesity brings a higher risk of cancer, heart disease and diabetes.


Written by Brad

This blog is my weight loss journey and hope this journey will help in losing some extra pounds.