A survey by the Society for Human Resource Management and the Alliance for a Healthier Minnesota found that 49% of employer respondents cited health insurance cost containment as a main health-related concern, followed by 35% who cited decreased productivity. Obesity, stress and lack of exercise were found to be the top three health conditions that worry employers. Alex Alonso of SHRM said that "the advantages of having a healthy, fit workforce are likely the reason why more than half of organizations currently have wellness programs."

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