Workplace Wellness in a World Gone Soft - with Dennis Skigen CMO for FitBug

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How big is the problem: #1) 50 million people have metabolic syndrome (5 indicators from AHA. If you have three you are a likely candidate for a heart attack.) #2) Nearly 24 million are diabetic not including pre-diabetic: There are 23.6 million people in the United States, or 8% of the population, who have diabetes. www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/diabetes-statistics #3) Kids are the first generation may years to have a shorter lifespan than their parents What can we do #1 Ralph Paffenbarger, M.D., one of principal investigators in the Harvard Alumni Study calculated that for each hour that a person exercises, he/she gets roughly two extra hours of life! #2 Diabetes Results: Compared with inactive individuals, those who walked at least 2 h/wk had a 39% lower all-cause mortality Rate Conclusions: Walking was associated with lower mortality across a diverse spectrum of adults with diabetes. One death per year may be preventable for every 61 people who could be persuaded to walk at least 2 h/wk. #3 ''Hopefully, we can fix obesity so that our projections are wrong,'' Dr. Olshansky added. ''But we're seeing such large increases in obesity in the last couple of decades that it's hard to imagine that we're going to be able to work fast enough.'' Good news is simply walking can reverse some conditions and improve others. HOW FITBUG WORKS Motivation. Movement. Measurable results.
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