February is American Heart Month, and for many people around the world, the past year has been a hard hit to their heart health (to say the least). Americans have become less active than ever, found themselves with 24/7 access to their fridge and pantry, and have been under immense amounts of stress due to the looming COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, this is a recipe for disaster when it comes to heart health and healthcare costs. According to the World Health Organization, heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. As an employer, you may be asking: how does this statistic impact my business?
For starters, 17.9 million lives are lost each year worldwide due to cardiovascular diseases, and an astonishing one third of those are people under the age of 70—many of whom are still in the workforce. The financial burden? In the United States alone, according to the CDC, heart disease and strokes cost the healthcare system $214 billion per year.
The cost of lost productivity on the job? $138 billion dollars.
Heart disease can be prevented and managed for those who have existing heart disease through education, lifestyle changes, and medication. By addressing these basic needs of your employees, your organization can work to prevent unnecessary costs of healthcare.
How can we help? One Drop is a cost effective solution to this problem. It works by improving the health of your employees while saving your company money on healthcare costs. One Drop is a powerful digital platform that your employees can take with them wherever they go. In the award-winning One Drop app, they have access to their health data, predictions about their health, and a highly skilled coach to support them on their health journey every step of the way. Our coaches are registered dietitians, registered nurses, and certified health coaches who specialize in improving the health of your employees, so they can continue to be productive while taking charge of their health.
You love your employees. They’re the ones who keep your business ticking. They can do their best work when they’re healthy. Support their health from the inside out and inquire about adding One Drop to your employee benefits today.
Julia D. is a registered dietitian nutritionist and certified personal trainer with several years experience in the fitness industry, where she regularly appeared on local news segments. Her writing has been featured in several publications including Food and Nutrition Magazine and LIVESTRONG.com.
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