Obesity Vs. Smoking
Obesity Costs Employers 45% more in Medical Costs!
While smoking has been an “easy target” for thousands of health and wellness initiatives over the years, many recent studies have pointed to obesity as a higher risk and cost for health insurance plans.
While smokers cost employers over $1,275 a year, obese workers actually cost $1,850 more in healthcare costs compared to those with healthier weights.
Both Obesity and Smoking have shockingly similar negative health effects, including cancer, heart disease, and stroke. However, obesity’s biggest health risk is diabetes.
Nationwide, over 50% of adults with diabetes are obese. More than 30% of adults with diabetes are overweight. Find information to control and manage your diabetes in healtheo360’s diabetes support group.