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Half Of Irish Workers Inactive During Working Day

New research carried out by the Nutrition and Health Foundation (NHF) has suggested that  nearly half of Irish workers are inactive during their working day. The research suggested that 42% of Irish workers surveyed said that they were either totally or extremely inactive during their working day. 

The research also suggested that fewer people are meeting the daily activity requirement than they were 15 months ago. The survey was carried out online by Behaviour & Attitudes on a sample of 18-65 year olds employed in Ireland.  

Dr Muireann Cullen of the Nutrition & Health Foundation said: “A healthier workforce is in everyone’s interest. Four out of five employees believe there is a positive link between their health and wellbeing and their company’s productivity.

“Seven in ten (69 %) also say they are more likely to stay longer with employers who show an interest in their health and wellbeing.”

The research coincided with  Ireland’s second National Workplace Wellbeing Day which is taking place on  Friday, 8th April.

Hundreds of organisations across the public and private sector are expected to participate in the campaign which aims to improve employee health by promoting better nutrition and exercise in the workplace.


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