PepsiCo (PEP) and American Standard Cos. (ASD) have also started programs that encourage employees with poor health to clean up their acts; 16 percent of PepsiCo. employees are currently working with a diet and exercise coach, reports BusinessWeek.com.
While helping employees shape up may seem like huge undertaking, employers simply can't afford the alternative of succumbing to high health-care costs."
Which I think the athletic culture of the company is also limited by the infrastructure of the company. If my company had a place to shower, I would ride a bicycle into work (I live about 10 miles away from work.), but since they do not I will drive for the forseeable future.
Encouragingg employees to eat right is a good start, encouragingg employees to exercise is better, but facilitatingg employees workouts by providing infrastructuree would seem to be the best bet in a long term plan.