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.