Workers with healthy diets are more productive
This article from Employee Benefit News is pure common sense, but these statistics can be really helpful to justify a wellness program budget.
Key findings from ComPsych Corp. in its 2008 Health & Productivity Index:
- Only 5% of employees with unbalanced diets had high levels of energy, while 50% of workers with balanced diets had high energy
- Among employees with healthy diets, 73% reported having high levels of productivity, compared to 24% of employees with poor dietary habits.
- Fifty-one percent of ideal-weight employees had high morale, while less than half that amount—25%—of very overweight employees had high morale levels.
- Fifty-seven percent of healthy-weight employees reported high levels of productivity, while only 27% of very overweight employees reported being highly productive.
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