Weight management

Weight management

1 in 4 adults in the UK are classified as obese. For employers, this means a significant number of their employees are vulnerable to chronic medical conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. On average moderate obesity reduces life expectancy by 3 years and severe obesity reduces life expectancy by 10 years.

The health, wellbeing and weight of employees are sensitive issues for employers, but professional weight management can be arranged for employees. In a wider corporate context, the value of health promotion campaigns and improved staff restaurant menus are increasingly being recognised.