A New Study Reveals the Top 10 Employee Health Problems
What You Need To Know
Did you know that your employees' daily lifestyle choices have a huge effect on their workplace health? A new study by ComPsych shows us how employee's nutrition, sleeping habits, emotional-state, social life, and physical activities effect their health.
High Blood Pressure effects 31% of employees making it the number one employee health problem, followed closely by allergies (27%) and then high cholesterol (26%). Back pain, gastrointestinal disease, and headaches are also a common ailments for many employees. This study found that the United States is the world's most anxious country, which makes it no surprise that anxiety and depression are also on the top 10 list. Finally, asthma and diabetes was found to effect roughly 10% of the employees.
So, how exactly do these findings relate to you? Many of these ailments can have a huge effect on your employees' overall well-being, which, in turn, effects their workplace productivity. Healthier employees also mean less workers' compensation claims that can be made against your business. The majority of these health problems can be improved by simple lifestyle changes, such as proper nutrition, a good night's sleep, and exercise. Talk to your employees about the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle.
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