Corporate employees under high health risk

37 pc have poor health which impact their productivity

Corporate employees under high health risk



The study was carried out on 2,106 people working in corporate offices, spanning from October, 2008 to September, 2009. While the survey focused on people between the age group of 25 to 55 years, 85 per cent of the respondents were between 25 and 35 years. The study was aimed at understanding health risks of the corporate employees in the City and its implications on work productivity and personal life.
The study revealed that many people suffered from high blood-pressure, stress or high cholesterol. In fact, 63 per cent of the people, who took the survey, showed high to moderate risk of diabetes and cardiac problems.

One of the major factors contributing to the poor health of the employees was lack of physical exercise. Only 22 per cent of those interviewed, did regular exercise, while 45 per cent indulged in little or no physical activities. This also affected the quality of life, the respondents said.

Around 85 per cent of the people suffered from high to moderate levels of stress and 93 per cent displayed moderate to strong signs of being unhappy with their social and personal relationships.
PeopleHealth CEO G Krishnamurthy said,"The results are a cause for serious concern. The cost of neglecting health is indeed very high - both for the corporate world and for the citizens individually. World over, it has been proven that poor health of employees has an adverse impact on corporate productivity. Therefore, it is in everyone's interest to take sustained remedial measures."

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