Portionpals Offers Diet Tool for U.S. Companies’ Overweight Employees

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<strong>New York &mdash; March 31</strong><br />Companies across the U.S have noticed problems associated with overweight employees and are turning to portionpals, a weight loss tool, for help. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 65 percent of adults are overweight or obese, putting them at a greater risk for serious ailments including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, depression and certain forms of cancer. Obesity is now recognized as a drain on company&rsquo;s health care costs, which corporations have to bear.<br /><br />A company with just 500 employees will spend nearly $1 million more in added health care costs in 2010 compared with 2005. If your company had 50,000 people, the added costs would approach $200 million in 2010. &ldquo;Companies are ordering portionpals in large quantities, from 1,000 to 50,000 units at a time because, not only does our product work, when your company focuses on something you care about, it makes you care more about your company,&rdquo; said portionpals President Paris D&rsquo;Jon.<br /><br />&ldquo;One of the greatest concerns now for employers is the problem of obesity and the toll it is taking on productivity and health care costs,&rdquo; said Bill Whitmer, president of the nonprofit-sponsored Health Enhancement Research Organization. Based on the statistics, obesity and overweight conditions cost companies more than $56 billion in added health care costs. <br /><br />Unlike typical weight-loss programs, portionpals does not require high start-up costs or recurring monthly food fees. Its straightforward approach takes the guesswork out of eating by providing users with the exact USDA recommended servings for meat, poultry, fish, sides and desserts. Portionpals are inexpensive, and people can use them at work and at home.<br />

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