Health and Wellness at Work: What’s Weight Got to Do With It?

The Conference Board of Canada, 8 pages, June 21, 2011
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Health and Wellness at Work: What’s Weight Got to Do With It explores current thinking around health and weight among the Canadian workforce and examines the role of employees and employers.

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Chronic diseases, and the risk factors that lead to them, are on the rise among Canadians. Obesity has become a top concern, both for its role as a chronic condition, and as a risk factor in many chronic diseases. The Conference Board of Canada, through its Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management (CCPDM), contributes to the knowledge base of best practices in this area of study. Health and Wellness at Work: What’s Weight Got to Do With It?—a follow-up to CCPDM’s report Addressing Chronic Diseases: What’s Business Got to Do With It?—explores current thinking around health and weight among the Canadian workforce and examines the role of employees and employers. The case study offers advice from Dr. Arya Sharma on what employers can do to address the issues that surround health and weight and ensure healthy workplaces.

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