By the Numbers

By Contributor – October 25, 2012

Everybody wants good health—whether that refers to one’s business or one’s body. Here’s the fitness of business and the business of fitness by the numbers:

20

Minutes it would take to burn five calories by squeezing a stress ball

400

Mileage at which the typical running shoes should be replaced

2

Dollars in billions made each year from the sale of Halloween candy, more than any other holiday in the year

10,000

Square footage of Well at Dell Fitness Center, the employees’ gym at Dell’s Round Rock, Texas, campus

344 

U.S. health care dollars in billions expected to be spent by 2018 due to rising rates of obesity, a 119 percent increase in just over a decade

820

Average calories burned per day by an employee who works a desk job

56

Billions of dollars given to businesses by the U.S. government to aid in providing health care for employees

28

Years spent by Finnish researchers studying a group of 800 workers; the study determined that there can be negative long term cardiovascular implications from not taking breaks throughout the workday

42

Average age of office workers in America

5,000

Number of U.S. employers who currently offer company gyms

55

Millions of dollars in annual income for celebrity fitness guru Jillian Michaels

50.2

Millions of people with a U.S. health club membership as of 2010

80

Percent of gym memberships that go unused except for the first days of a new year

9

Billions of dollars in revenue earned by Whole Foods Market in 2011

121

Height in feet of America’s tallest indoor rock wall, found at Stonework Silos in Carrolton, Texas

2

Millions of pairs of Reebok’s Zigtech shoes sold in 2010

3

Number of copies in millions of the P90X workout program sold since 2009

1,100

Average price in dollars of a stand-up paddleboard and paddle

15,000

Cost in dollars of the world’s most expensive bicycle

30

Percentage of yoga practitioners with an annual household income of more than $85,000

75,000

The mean cost in dollars to train for and then climb Mount Everest

2.07

Billions of dollars in total revenue for GNC, retailer of health and wellness products, in 2011

90

Reported worth in millions of dollars of women’s Olympic All-Around gymnastics champion Gabrielle Douglas’ endorsement contract with Kellogg’s cereal

250,000

Average cost of a heart attack in dollars

Sources:

https://www.factretriever.com/
http://www.examiner.com/article/why-your-company-should-have-an-on-site-gym;
http://www.fitnessblender.com/v/article-detail/Calories-Burned-by-Occupation-How-Many-Calories-Does-My-Job-Burn/bj/;
http://healthreform.kff.org/federal-funds-tracker.aspx;
http://www.sitbetter.com/blog/office-chairs/7-reasons-why-it-is-important-to-take-breaks-at-work;
http://www.astm.org/studentmember/images/2010SaintLouisUniversity.pdf;
http://www.chacha.com/question/how-many-calories-does-squeezing-a-stress-ball-burn;
http://www.forbes.com/2007/01/09/leadership-health-jobs-lead-careers-cx_tw_0109bizbasics.html;
http://www.therichest.org/business/celebrity-entrepreneurs-2011/;
http://www.ihrsa.org/media-center/2011/4/5/us-health-club-membership-exceeds-50-million-up-108-industry.html; http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune500/2011/snapshots/10572.html;
http://adage.com/article/news/reebok-boosts-spending-easytone-zigtech/149293/;
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/29/business/29exercise.html?pagewanted=all;
http://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/paddleboarding.html;
http://worldsexpensivethings.com/10-worlds-most-expensive-bicycles-2012;
http://www.namasta.com/pressresources.php;
http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2012/05/22/f-mount-everest-cost.html;
http://running.about.com/od/shoesapparelandgear/f/replaceshoes.htm;
http://retailsails.com/monthly-sales-summary/gnc/;
http://www.breadoverbed.com/word-on-the-street/sports-gabby-douglas-inks-90-million-endorsement-deal.html;
http://fitnessofwealth.com/how-much-does-p90x-cos

 
 

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