Increasing health care costs, rising obesity rates, poor nutrition habits and decreasing physical activity levels are costing employers a bundle.

The costs to North Dakota

  • The Milken Foundation estimates a $2.1 billion loss annually in North Dakota due to lost workdays and decreased productivity.
  • Modifiable lifestyle choices cost North Dakota more than $550 million annually in medical expenditures.
  • More than 67% of our residents are overweight or obese.
  • Physically active people in North Dakota can save up to $500 per year in medical costs.
  • Nearly 75% do not get regular daily exercise.
  • According to an East Carolina University health calculation tool, the results of physical inactivity alone in North Dakota are staggering.
    Physical inactivity is costing North Dakota
    Medical care costs
    Workers' comp costs
    Lost productivity

If 5% of North Dakotans became more physically active, it could save an estimated $49,022,441

The costs to your organization

  • At least 50% of an organization's health care costs are driven by modifiable lifestyle-related behaviors such as smoking, poor diet and lack of exercise.
  • Estimated costs associated with lifestyle risk factors incurred by employees with risk factors including smoking, poor diet, high blood pressure and obesity:
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Reverse the trends with a worksite wellness program.