From 1998 to 2019, prevalence of overweight and obesity among Filipino adults has almost doubled from 20.2% to 36.6%.
Obesity affects both the physical and mental health of individuals. Obesity increases the risk of individuals developing cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and even getting infected with COVID-19. Moreover, obesity decreases the quality of life and increases the risk of depressive symptoms and mood disorders in individuals. In the workplace, it affects employees’ productivity, mobility, morale, etc. In turn, this leads to higher sick days, occupational injuries, and healthcare claims.
Let us listen to Dr. Mary Jean Villa-Real Guno, President and CEO of Home Health Care Placements, Inc., as she discusses workplace strategies to promote healthy lifestyle and reduce the risk of obesity.
Watch the recorded webinar here: