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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 36 percent of adults in the United States are obese, which can lead to myriad other health problems, such as  hypertension, diabetes, stroke and cancer.

Keeping these statistics in mind, business owners need to think about the duration of time it will take for their heavier employees recover after incidents that result in workers compensation insurance claims than their healthier staff, according to National Underwriter.

Employers can't discriminate against employees due to their weight, so the question lies, what can employers to do make sure they have a healthier staff?

According to website, businesses should create opportunities in and out of the workplace for their employees to get into better physical shape. Many employers throughout the country have wellness programs that reward employees for living a healthy lifestyle, while others simply urge workers to get up and walk around during the day to remain active.

Managers should consider all options when trying to construct a healthier staff. By getting employees back faster after they are injured on the job, employers will see a more productive staff.

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