95% of healthcare costs are spent diagnosing and treating -- not preventing -- illness.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources
Obesity increases costs in the work place. The annual per capita increase in medical expenditures and absenteeism associated with obesity ranges from $450 to $2,500 per obese employee.
IDEA Fitness Journal, January 2006
Employees who increased their levels of physical activity from 0-1 times per week to more than 3 times per week brought their medical costs down by $2,202 per year.
Managed Care, August 2004
Employers implementing health promotion programs have achieved on average:
--28% reduction in sick leave
--26% reduction in direct
--30% reduction in costs
related to worker's
compensation and disability.
Preventive Care and Services in the Workplace Health Plans Benefits and Compensation Digest, December 2004