Alarming Statistic: “Two-thirds of adult Americans are overweight or obese”

Investment in Education

“Having the opportunity to contribute to a student’s education is an important way to support the future of our young people, as well as furthering awareness for natural health and wellness,” said Program Director, Dr. Joe Parent.

The Health Organization (hrt.org), in collaboration with Dr. Joe Parent, has announced the creation of a newly formed scholarship award program. The scholarship will be offered to a student with an interest in general health, health science, natural health, nutrition, or disease prevention, and who plans to attend a college or university in fall 2018-19.

“Having the opportunity to contribute to a student’s education is an important way to support the future of our young people, as well as furthering awareness for natural health and wellness,” said Program Director, Dr. Joe Parent. “More and more, companies and organizations are recognizing the impact of creating a healthy work environment for employees,” he adds.

The National Institutes of Health warn that more than two-thirds of adult Americans are overweight or obese—clearly a national crisis. And obesity remains a critical issue for loss of productivity in the workplace, according to a study funded by the National Cancer Institute. The study indicates that absenteeism due to obesity-related illnesses not only reduces company productivity, but may also impact society in higher overall production costs and a less competitive work force.

Women who are obese, for example, with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or higher, miss nearly one full week more of work than women of normal weight, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A study on obesity-attributable absenteeism among American workers by Yale…

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