SINGAPORE (Nov 12): On Oct 18, Prudential Singapore held a town hall, during which it encouraged its employees to sign up for the PRUedge Challenge, which started on Nov 1. PRUedge is a health and wellness platform available only to Prudential employees at this point. It is able to measure the waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) accurately.

According to the World Health Organization, a healthy WHR should be 0.9 or less in men, and 0.85 or less in women. A WHR of 1 or more increases the risk for heart disease and other conditions that are linked to being overweight. The consensus view among medical professionals is that the WHR is a better indication of health than body mass index. A campaign to lower employees’ WHR may be just what the doctor ordered.

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