Being Overweight or Obese is Directly Connected to Activity.
A common thought for some time has been that obesity is related more to a person’s diet than anything else. Some studies are showing that this may not be the case. In fact, it’s becoming more usual for people to adjust their diets and make better food choices, as they get older. This isn’t solving the problem of weight gain. A recent study published in the Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise Journal observed American adults ages 20 to over 70 years old (nearly 5,000 which is a large enough sample to achieve accurate findings). What they found according to lead researcher Russell Pate, Ph.D., is “that increasing fatness with age in U.S. adults cannot be explained by changes in the quality of the diet they consume.”
The bottom line? It is primarily physical activity that addresses the increasing obesity concern not diet.
Imagine the compounded savings accrued if a company were to tackle improving multiple health conditions while preventing other conditions?
The importance of employers helping employees become more active and engage in their own wellness cannot be understated.
Walkingspree’s program is a simple solution that directly addresses the need to decrease overall healthcare costs. Walking is an activity that can improve and alleviate numerous health challenges.