A recent study by The Lancet, the independent medical journal,
has found that physical inactivity in the workplace can pose
dangers to a workforce. To combat this, the study suggests that one
hour of moderate exercise each day is enough to offset the side
effects of a typical sedentary working day. Many (typically larger)
employers have already taken the decision to promote exercise and
healthy living in the workplace by offering free or discounted gym
memberships and setting up sports clubs. A recent trend has also
been to introduce customised desks with treadmill or pedalling
devices to keep employees active and encouraging employees to
conduct "walking meetings". It is reported that Google
has even created a new 90 m indoor running track at its London
What's sure is that employers are becoming more alive to
employees' health and wellbeing in the workplace and this looks
set to continue in the future. We consider that it is in
employers' interests to promote active lifestyles, as a
healthier workforce should mean fewer issues for employers in
managing sickness absence. The non-profit organisation ukactive has
even called for the government to consider tax breaks for companies
offering these perks to employees.
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