Obesity Essay

998 Words Nov 29th, 2014 4 Pages
Hiring obese employees does increase organizational costs. Carefully investigate these costs and write a report that details how much obesity increases costs.
Obesity is a common problem that has occurred in today’s society. It can even occur in adults and children. It is a very serious health issue where people are past classified as overweight. It has to do with excessive body fat that a person has gained to where it is now a health issue. It can lead to reduced life if not sought professional medical help. Some people with obesity have surgery that removes the excess weight so that the individual can have a normal life without carrying around so much weight. Obesity can lead to many other health complications such as diabetes, high
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I will discuss them further in the report.
According to Southeast Missourian, medical costs for workers that are obese are 42 percent higher than non-obese employees (http://www.semissourian.com/story/1765329.html). The CDC or Centers for Disease Control reported that health costs alone are 147 billion annually (http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Articles/2010/07/14/The-Crippling-Costs-of-Obesity-in-the-Workplace). Private employers are hit with an estimated 45 billion a year in medical expenditures and work loss according to a 2008 report (http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Articles/2010/07/14/The-Crippling-Costs-of-Obesity-in-the-Workplace). Then another health care center called At advocate Health reported that it costs 6 million for their company in lost productivity just last year alone. They even did a health assessment and found out that 69% of our population is overweight (http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Articles/2010/07/14/The-Crippling-Costs-of-Obesity-in-the-Workplace).
A lot of the increased costs that occur as a result of obesity in the workplace are very unfortunate for the company in most cases. It ends up harming the company and causing more financial burdens because our society is increasingly becoming overweight or obese. This is a very serious problem that I have researched and it’s something that will only get resolved if our population starts to take better of themselves first. And then the company

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