Tags: Fitness

Mechanics and Bankers amongst the fittest workers

A survey from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) has revealed that mechanics are the most physically active profession, exercising an average of four days per week. The poll of 2,000 workers was commissioned by the BHF, to mark their Cycling Campaign this month, and Santander, sponsors of the charity’s national bike ride series. When asked on…

Saracens and Sanlam Private Investments launch fitness guide for office workers

British office workers spend the equivalent of five years of their lives sat at their desk without getting up according to new research. That equates to nearly five hours a day sitting at a desk without moving, which is almost 24 continuous hours a week and around 45 days a year. The independent research among…

Dr. Andrew Jones: The most common pain complaints raised by office workers

Recent research conducted by Nuffield Health found that half of us are in moderate to severe pain at least once a week – importantly, for three quarters of adults in the UK, it affects their ability to perform their jobs and a third are forced to take time off work. Our research also found that…

David Lloyd Leisure launches DL FLEX health club membership scheme for companies

David Lloyd Leisure, Europe’s premier health, sports and leisure group, has introduced DL Flex – a discounted health club membership scheme offering UK companies the most cost-effective way to give their employees access to exercise through a payroll scheme. DL Flex, which aims to enable businesses to help improve the health and fitness of their…

Anthony Cooper: Olympic legacy: UK corporate culture’s clean bill of health

Anthony Cooper, managing director of business intelligence company Pearlfinders, discusses how the Olympics has left UK corporate culture at its fittest There has been a great deal of recent speculation surrounding what the Olympics would leave behind for UK business in its monumental wake. Despite sceptics predicting a city-wide public transport Armageddon and only temporary…

Burdened Britain: Only one in 10 businesses think employment legislation is ‘fit for purpose’

Just a third of businesses are prepared for new pensions reform from October Just one in ten businesses think that existing employment legislation in the UK is fit for purpose, according to a new YouGov survey commissioned by leading recruitment specialists, Brook Street. The research found that many businesses are burdened by the complexities of…

Could fitter staff improve productivity?

The physical benefits of regular exercise are well known, while there is also plenty of research to suggest it can have positive effects on mental health, such as by reducing stress. But employers may also want to consider taking measures to improve their staff’s fitness levels as a means to improve productivity. According to Jan…

Sickness absence review published

The Government-commissioned review of the sickness absence system in the UK has been published this week. Led by David Frost, former director general of the British Chambers of Commerce, and health adviser Dame Carol Black, the review makes a number of recommendations to reduce the £13 billion benefits bill. According to the DWP, around 140…

Payasugym launches innovative and flexible employee health benefit to meet the needs of modern workers

payasUgym has launched a brand new gym service for companies that want to offer their employees a flexible, cost-effective health benefit. With over 200 gyms to choose from, payasUgym is ideally positioned to meet the demands of employers across the UK. As one of the most frequently requested benefits, corporate access to gyms and health…