Employers share the financial burden of the impact of obesity-related illnesses through greater health care costs. Education at the workplace can reinforce the need for changes in lifestyle with the long-term benefit of reducing health care costs and improving productivity.
Employers can follow these easy steps to be advocates for the LINI movement:
- Create a nursing room so all mothers have the opportunity to continue breastfeeding when they return to work.
- Offer your employees an extra 15 minutes at lunch if they use that time for physical activity.
- Swap out the traditional vending machine choices for more healthful options.