As reported by Healio, overall fitness is more important than BMI. A recent study published in Diabetes Care found that diabetes patients that were physically fit had a lower mortality rate regardless of BMI.
During the study, mortality rate was accessed over a period of ten years and studied over 8,000 adults with a median age of 57. Fitness was accessed via the Bruce protocol exercise treadmill test.
This study underlines the importance of both chronic care management and wellness programs in the workplace.
Contact PEG Benefits today to learn more about implementing one or both of these programs in your organization.