Would You Get In Shape To Save Money?

Watch out, you may be asked to pay more for your company's health insurance plan if you're out of shape.

More and more companies are taking a controversial approach by 'encouraging' employees to get fit by lowering their deductibles if they pass a yearly physical fitness test. If they don't, they pay a much larger deductible.

Would you get in better shape to save thousands every your on your health insurance?

I think this is a brilliant plan since it rewards those that are healthier and file fewer claims. Until now, everyone pays the same regardless of their physical health.

It's simple economics... and it works. For example, in the video below, you'll see how an Arkansas county saved over $1.5 million dollars in a year and half after implementing the new plan. When they started, they were in the red half a million dollars. It shows how an economic incentive can help make lifestyle changes and benefit everyone.

In times when health care costs are skyrocketing, this type of incentive is badly needed... and it's a win-win situation. Overweight employees lose weight, feel better, have more energy and are more productive. They also add years to their life and most likely live better quality lives at home.

Initially many employees find this an intrusion and violation of their rights. After going through the program for some time, they seem to appreciate the benefits for themselves and their employer.

To your best health!

Mark

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How To Lose Weight: Obesity Linked To Low Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables?

Posted on July 6th, 2012 in lose weight, losing weight, obesity | No Comments »

Another sad report of obesity among children, this one about 10 and 11 year olds. These reports are more and more common today, with sobering statistics showing how many children are overweight or obese. And the numbers aren't getting better:

GROUPS in Hucknall, through the Dispatch’s ‘Fit, Healthy and Happy campaign’, are being urged to tackle childhood obesity — after statistics revealed a third of all local ten and 11-year-olds are overweight.

Ashfield also has the highest number of obese adults compared to the rest of the county at 28 per cent. This could be related to also having the lowest consumption rates of fruit and vegetables....More at Third of all ten and 11-year-olds classed as obese

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Government Panel To Women: Do Not Take Calcium, Vitamin D

Posted on June 11th, 2012 in vitamin d, vitamins and supplements | No Comments »

VitaminsRecently, a government panel reversed the long standing belief that vitamins are good for you and recommended to postmenopausal women against taking calcium and Vitamin D supplements:

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Shocking Study: Overweight, Obese Teens Show Early Heart Risks

Posted on May 26th, 2012 in obesity | No Comments »

Overweight TeenThe evidence is growing every day, more and more of our children are showing signs of heart disease! This is devastating to the health of our nation and world, and from the statistics, is only getting worse.

As many as 50% of overweight children and 60% of obese teens are already showing signs of heart disease. This was unheard of in earlier generations. The introduction of processed foods and soda has been a major contributor to this epidemic. Read the rest of this entry »

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Flu Shot or Vitamin D?

Posted on October 11th, 2011 in flu, research, vitamin d | 4 Comments »

Flu ShotFlu shots have been under the microscope more recently to determine whether they are effective in preventing or even reducing the¬†occurrences of the flu. In a recent issue of HSI Alert, I noticed an interesting study and review that shed some more light on the subject. Read the rest of this entry »

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