So who is to blame for our out-of-shape bodies? Our boss who expects us to crank out more work with fewer bodies around to help or ourselves for not making the effort to be healthy?
I was invited to University of Miami's wellness center on its medical campus in downtown Miami and witnessed dozens of employees exercising in a palatial facility at lunchtime. Sure, beats packing on the calories from chomping on an overpriced sandwich. Of course, it's a lot easier to exercise when the gym is close by your office and your boss encourages you to exercise by giving you flexibility. Still, plenty of UM employees don't bother.
These days, employers are becoming much more mindful that they need to do something if they want to keep their healthcare increases from soaring out of control. But how far can they go in coaxing their employees to get fit? I tackled the topic in my Miami Herald column today.