More than one-third of employees cite weight loss as a primary health concern in 2011, according to a ComPsych Corporation poll, while 23 percent of employees say stress is their top health issue.

“With more and more individuals slipping into the overweight category, it’s no surprise that weight management is a top issue this year,” says Dr. Richard A. Chaifetz, chairman and CEO of ComPsych. “Stress levels are also unusually high, given the additional workloads many have taken on during a recovering economy.

“Workplace wellness programs are well-suited to help employees lose weight and also address stress, which can result in improved productivity and lower health and disability costs for the organization.”

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