We do the math on employee wellness all the time.

It takes about 23,000 steps, or 4 to 5 hours, to walk off a popular fast-food burger and fries. Count on logging 2,800 steps to burn off a 12-ounce can of regular soda. Barring a spot as a contestant on one of the popular weight-loss TV shows, most of us don't have enough hours in the day to exercise away overweight conditions.

Let's realistically assume the average Joe can manage the treadmill and pumping iron for some cardio and toning purposes. This means we're still left with the elephant in the room: obesity and related conditions such as diabetes and hypertension. And then there's that perpetual blue feeling that comes from not being able to fit into cool-looking jeans.

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