Everyone’s talking about a new age of austerity and productivity.But that won’t be easy for a country that prefers lazy consumption: America is the world’s fattest country, getting fatter every year, according to a report from Trust for America’s Health.
Costs of an obese workforce for employers include:
- lower productivity costing $506 per obese worker annually
- over seven times higher medical claims for obese workers
- obesity related absenteeism worth $4.3 billion annually
The costs for state and federal government are also startling, with obesity costing nearly $150 billion in annual health care costs.
Large Americans are a major problem, especially for these poor states.
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