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The Health Status Report of America’s Workforce 2016 [Free Download]

Posted by Robyn Whalen on Thu, Mar 23, 2017

Infographic.pngAre you curious about how your company compares to the health status of America’s workforce? If so, we have a great resource for you! Each year, we perform biometric screenings at companies all across the country. We work with all types of companies to screen employees in all walks of business and demographics.

In 2016, we performed over 80,000 biometric screenings. That means we screened over 80,000 employees to measure a variety of health metrics. These health metrics included cholesterol, blood sugar, body mass index (BMI), waist circumference, and blood pressure.

After each screening event, we send the company an aggregate report. This report is an easy way for employers to evaluate the current health status of their employees. It’s a great snapshot that provides group data and helps employers break down the health metrics of their employees.

Because we believe this information is truly valuable in understanding your employees’ health, we’ve put together an aggregate wellness report for the second year in a row that outlines the health status of America’s workforce. You can download it here.

So, what can you find in this report?

First, we broke down the health metrics so that they are easy for you to read and visualize. We outlined the results for cholesterol, blood sugar, BMI, waist circumference, and blood pressure–and how these metrics can impact your employees’ health.

These metrics offer a lot of insight to your employees as well. They serve as a great first step in helping your employees create healthy habits and a healthier lifestyle. Biometric screenings provide your employees with key health numbers that they should know to reverse and prevent risks for illnesses.

Some surprising key findings? Fifty percent of employees are at risk for high blood pressure and 37% of employees have obesity. Check out some of our other findings for yourself in the above infographic!

Our report includes more than just numbers. We break down what these numbers mean and how they are associated with the health and lifestyle of your employees. We also reveal three areas you can focus on, as an employer, to help improve these biometric numbers year after year. You can find some great advice for implementing these key areas at your workplace.

Lastly, we wanted our report to help you make sense of it all–the numbers, the trends, and the areas of focus. It’s important to take a look at what shapes your employees’ daily decisions and habits. As an employer, you have an excellent opportunity to encourage a healthy lifestyle and help your employees become proactive. After all, behaviors are heavily influenced by the environment in which we live and work. We provide some great takeaways to help you get started.

You can download and read the report to see how you company and employees compare and contrast to our 2016 findings. We guarantee you’ll get some great insight and ideas for your company’s wellness program or initiative!

How does your company stack up compared to our stats? Let us know in the comment section below!

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces, Wellness at Work



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