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April 01, 2009

Healthier Employees = Healthier Bottom Lines: Why Worksite Wellness Programs Are Gaining Popularity

Research has shown that seven out of every 10 deaths in the United States today are attributable to largely preventable chronic illnesses such as heart disease. In fact, they account for 75 percent of America’s total health spending. Furthermore, almost two-thirds of the growth in health spending stems from Americans’ worsening health habits, with the obesity epidemic being the biggest culprit. Complicating the state of Americans’ healthcare and subsequent spending is the sobering fact that more individuals are being affected by multiple chronic diseases.

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