The Surprising Costs of a Sick Day

Colds and flus are very common, but the real costs on businesses and the overall economy is extraordinary. This infographic is designed to show anyone that they need to foster healthier practices in the workplace. As well as to raise awareness about the financial impacts of colds and flus.

Promoting a healthy work environment is essential in the workplace for everyone. I want to share these statistics to enlighten Americans and everyone in the world so that they can have a better understanding of how important it is to stay healthy not only in terms of staying physically healthy, but in terms of financial health. I thought our readers would enjoy these facts and share the infographic with their families, friends, coworkers and employers.

The economic impact of colds and flus is at or above that of many chronic conditions, such as high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, asthma, osteoporosis and migraine. While the total economic impact of colds (around $40 billion) adds up to $127 per person, per year, the cost of flus clocked in at just under $200 per worker in 2012-2013. Fortunately, these costs can be mitigated. The concept behind providing this information is to understand how colds and flus impact us economically and inspire a healthier lifestyle for all Americans. Read on below…

The Cost of A Sick Day [Infographic]
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