Why is it important to eat healthy? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), healthy diet and nutrition can promote weight management, as well as reduce the risk of obesity, high cholesterol, Type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure.1 Employees that are healthier are also generally more productive, and are less likely to miss work due to illness.2
If you ever watched AMC’s award-winning drama Mad Men, you experienced the 1960’s advertising industry. The office attire, the prevalence of cigarette smoking and the roles of men and women were far different from today. Yet these were the social norms of the time, the accepted rules of behavior within a group.
Despite significant reductions in the adult smoking rate over the past twenty years, the burden of tobacco remains entrenched. Smoking remains the number one cause of preventable death and disease in Massachusetts and nationally. In fact, more than 8,000 Massachusetts residents die each year from smoking and many more face tobacco-related illnesses.1 Nationally, tobacco kills more than 480,000 people annually – more than AIDS, alcohol, car accidents, illegal drugs, murders and suicides combined.