Work, Obesity, and Common Employment Myths

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Let’s talk wellness.

  • You have read my rants against paternalistic corporations who implement ineffective and wasteful ‘wellness programs’ in an attempt to reduce employee-related health care costs.
  • You have responded (both privately and in the comments section) by telling me that fat employees are the cause of skyrocketing health insurance premiums, have more ‘missed work’ days, and suffer a higher rate of anxiety & depression in the workforce.

Whatevs, dudes. I don’t mean to gloat, but it turns out you are wrong. Michigan State University just published a study that breaks it down into simple English: your employees aren’t as evil or as problematic as you’re being told by the insurance industry and your insurance broker.

Reprinted from MSU News:

EAST LANSING, Mich.

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