- Workers who ate healthy the entire day were 25% more likely to have higher job performance.
- Workers who ate five or more servings of fruit and vegetables on four or more days in the past week were 20% more likely to have higher job performance.
- Workers who exercised for 30 or more minutes on three or more days a week were 15% more likely to have higher job performance.
- Job performance was 11% higher among those workers who were not obese.
- Workers with well-managed chronic diseases experience higher productivity than individuals without chronic disease who are obese and do not exercise.
- Obese workers and those with a history of chronic disease and conditions related to pain and activity limitations were also more likely to have recurring absenteeism.
- Obese workers experienced lower job performance and higher absenteeism, compared to workers with depression and other chronic diseases or conditions.
Analyses are based on data from three geographically-dispersed U.S. companies, representing 20,114 employees who completed a work-related survey each year from 2008 through 2010.About Healthways Healthways (NASDAQ: HWAY) is the largest independent global provider of well-being improvement solutions. Dedicated to creating a healthier world one person at a time, the Company uses the science of behavior change to produce and measure positive change in well-being for our customers, which include employers, integrated health systems, hospitals, physicians, health plans, communities and government entities. We provide highly specific and personalized support for each individual and their team of experts to optimize each participant’s health and productivity and to reduce health-related costs. Results are achieved by addressing longitudinal health risks and care needs of everyone in a given population. The Company has scaled its proprietary technology infrastructure and delivery capabilities developed over 30 years and now serves approximately 40 million people on four continents. Learn more at www.healthways.com. About the Health Enhancement Research Organization The Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the creation and dissemination of employee health management research, education, policy, strategy and leadership. To learn more, visit http://www.the-hero.org.