Shedding weight of workplace health risks

Variety of weight-loss options support employee behaviour, help drive costs down

Canadians are tipping the scales — 62 per cent of the working population is overweight or obese, according to Statistics Canada. Obesity is connected to several health risk factors and can increase the risk of a number of chronic conditions, such as Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and some forms of cancers. There’s also the stigma associated with it, and reduced psychological well-being.

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