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Majority of employees could be convinced to cycle to work with employer support

A new survey carried out by benefits provider Edenred shows that six in ten employees would consider cycling to work if they had better support from their employer. A key barrier to commuting by bike is the lack of basic facilties in the workplace, such as somewhere to change, acces to a hairdryer or a place to keep their bike safely.

Ratna Singh: Exercising at work boosts employee performance

Exercise causes an overall work performance boost of about 15%, according to Leeds Metropolitan University and employees who exercised got more done at work, had a greater work capacity, and were sick less often.

The only problem? Employers aren’t keen to use work hours to allow employees to exercise. Should they? Ratna Singh looks at both sides of the debate to find the solution that best benefits businesses and their employees.