06 April 2015
Is your job killing you?
Keeping healthy at work.
THE five big preventable health killers - heart disease, stroke, cancer, lung and liver disease - account for more than 150,000 deaths a year among under-75s in England alone.
The Department of Health estimates 30,000 of these are entirely avoidable.
It’s no secret that regular exercise and a good diet can dramatically reduce rates of heart disease. Nonetheless, nearly 80 percent of adults don’t get the recommended amount of exercise each week - 2.5 hours of moderate aerobic activity or 1 hour and 15 minutes of vigorous activity.
Given how critical fitness is to overall health, we think it’s worth taking a look at exercise in the one place where nearly all of us will spend a good part of our lives: the workplace.