There is a new Japanese law that requires employers to combat obesity in the workplace. The law that went into effect April 1 forces companies and government, the two sources of health insurance in Japan, to measure the body fat of employees ages 40 to 74.
Employers may be required to pay more into the national health care system if the waistlines of employees, their families and retirees exceed the government’s limits of 33.5 inches for men and 35.4 inches for women.
Word is that Japanese employers who have employees here in the US are not weighing their US employees. But who is to say that American employers won’t be next.
I am not taking any chances. I have just ordered a cartoon of Spanx and have instructed my broker to add this company to my stock portfolio. I am also running in place as I type this entry and have just tossed out all the chips in the house. I suggest you do the same.