Obesity Facts & Figures

  • Overweight employees often call in sick or take time off to go to the doctor. This can:
    • Reduce productivity
    • Interrupt workflow
    • Put the burden of someone else's workload on other employees
  • Overweight employees have $382 in additional medical costs than those with normal BMI (1)
  • Obesity costs $1,284-$2,415 more in medical costs annually than those with normal BMI (1)

(1) Moriarty JP, Branda ME, Olsen KD, et al. The effects of incremental costs of smoking and obesity on health care costs among adults: a 7-year longitudinal study. J Occup Environ Med. 2012;54(3):286-91.