“Promoting a healthy work environment is essential in the workplace,” said Bill Van Dyke, president of B&D Nutritional Ingredients. “We wanted to share these statistics to enlighten Americans so that they can have a better understanding of how important it is to stay well not only in terms of staying physically healthy, but in terms of financial health. We thought our customers would enjoy these facts and share the infographic with their families, friends, coworkers and employers.”
The economic impact of colds and flus is at or above that of many chronic conditions, such as high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, asthma, osteoporosis and migraine. While the total economic impact of colds ($40 billion) adds up to $127 per person, per year, the cost of flus clocked in at just under $200 per worker in 2012-2013. Fortunately, these costs can be mitigated. The concept behind providing this information is to understand how colds and flus impact us economically and inspire a healthier lifestyle for all Americans.
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