Webinar Recording: The Heavy Burden of Rising Obesity on the Workplace

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Adult obesity is a leading comorbidity contributor reducing productivity, increasing absenteeism, and leading to an increased risk of other chronic diseases which result in significant medical and disability cost. As adult obesity is on the rise, employers are facing a growing challenge to reverse the downward spiral and control cost. Society continues to struggle with weight management and employers are seeking solutions to incorporate into wellness programs and more broadly. Statistical information about this ever-growing epidemic and the impacts to the employers’ bottom line if left unchecked is shared in this session. The impact is even greater to the employee’s and their family’s financial, physical, and mental well-being.


  • Tori Weeks, Director, Workforce Solutions, Unum
  • Donna Sexton, Director Employee Benefits and Retirement Plans, Costco Wholesale
  • Dr. Todd Lyon, Medical Consultant, Unum
  • Laurie Mitchell, AVP, Global Wellness & Health, Unum

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