In the United States, 69% of the workforce is overweight. Out of that overweight population, 30% are considered obese. The biggest statistic is that for the average employer, a third of their population has Metabolic Syndrome.
The worst part for employers is that not only do employees with Metabolic Syndrome have an astronomical impact on an employer’s plan, but finding those with an increased likeliness for the disease cannot be detected by sight.
In this episode of Side Affects, Scott McGohan and Anne Marie Singleton discuss Metabolic Syndrome. Scott and Anne Marie take a look at the five elements of Metabolic Syndrome and how biometric screenings can have a direct impact on helping the employee population.
Whether you’re an employer looking to decrease your claims costs or an individual wanting to live a healthier life, this episode discusses the resources and tools to help.
If you want to engage your employees, you have to motivate them. But how do you motivate them? The answer is psychographics. Psychographics is a quick and easy way to identify individual motivators. Dave Homan, VP of marketing and innovation at MB, talks with Scott and Anne Marie about this effective engagement tool.
MB Health and Engagement Specialist Tiffany Reid joins Scott and Anne Marie to talk about wellness programs. A wellness program alone is not enough. You have to identify your risk, implement a strategy, and engage your employees.
Scott and Anne Marie are joined by Alexandra Paul, National Wellness Executive for Humana Health Care. She says the focus of wellness has evolved from awareness to activities to outcomes. And the future holds the promise of earlier and improved disease detection.