Worldwide, obesity rates have nearly doubled since 1980. In the United States, 35.7% of adults are obese. In a 2008 study, medical costs associated with obesity in the United States were estimated at $147 billion.
Health and Wellness
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation publishes content on health and wellness and related issues. Find and access current and archived items in our database.
I recently interviewed Myriam Sidibe (pictured), global social mission director for Unilever-Lifebuoy.
BCLC’s Health and Wellness working group is convening on Friday, January 18 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (on the Inova Fairfax Hospital Campus).
Jeff Levi, Executive Director, Trust for America’s Health
BCLC's health and wellness blog contributor Jeff Levi from the Trust for America's Health sounds off on workplace wellness programs and the impact on company’s bottom line.
I can’t believe how fast 2 months have gone by!
The Business Civic Leadership Center is hosting our next quarterly health and wellness working group member meeting on January 18th from 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the US Chamber headquarters (1615 H Street NW).
The agenda will include a presentation by HP CareerNet followed by an open discussion with the audience. Topics include:
1. Priority areas for 2012
2. Stakeholder cooperation
3. International health and wellness perspective
While the benefits of produce are often touted in conjunction with a healthy life style and weight loss, there also is an opportunity to educate consumers on this category’s contribution to beauty.
The Executive Interview Series is an opportunity for hear from experts in the field of CSR about the impact of their programs throughout the communities in which they operate. The Series explores various CSR topics from health and wellness and sustainability, to education and volunteerism.