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If the individuals who sit next to me on an airplane are any indication, Americans are getting fatter. And that of course means more illness, more trips to the doctor, and a higher cost to both the employee and the employer.
Couple that with the insurance companies getting more than their fair share of the pie, and we have a recipe for disaster.
Now don’t get me wrong. I am not exactly going to be mistaken for an Olsen twin.
That is why I was excited when the smart, forward-thinking, brilliant owners of The NEWS (hey, they might be reading this) organized a health fair for all employees of our company.
Experts came in to test our body fat percentage and blood pressure, provide a free massage, and teach us how to make soy smoothies.
Now save for that last item - FYI: a soy smoothie tastes exactly like it sounds - it was a very popular Friday afternoon here at BNP Media.
Do you think this would be of interest to your employees? I assume nutritionists, masseuses, and the local workout gym representative would be more than willing to participate in such a health fair for the word-of-mouth opportunities alone.
Try it out. It could make for more fit and productive employees as well as lower health care costs.