The primary aim of the research was to assess the motivators, barriers and strategies that impact the potential for the private sector to engage with health and physical activity initiatives in the workplace. Consultations were undertaken with representatives from sixty one small (<100), medium (100 – 500) and large (>500) private sector organisations in Western […]

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The value to employers of satisfactory work / life balance for their employees should not be underestimated in both a social and economic context. It is vital that employers are equipped with the tools necessary to assist them to grow and expand successful businesses, especially if unemployment rates are low and / or there are […]

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There is compelling epidemiologic and scientific evidence that regular physical activity not only contributes to well-being but is essential for good health, favourably affects weight and body composition1 and is associated with lower all cause mortality and morbidity. People who are (sufficiently) physically active reduce their risk of developing major chronic diseases, such as coronary […]

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Lifeline’s 2012 Stress Poll reveals that the leading areas of stress in Australia are work – and concerns about the future. Overall, 91% of respondents experienced ‘some’ stress while 43% suffering from ‘a lot’ or unhealthy levels of stress. The categories of work (53% of respondents) and thoughts about the future (51%) continue to be […]

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WORKERS who compensate for hours spent in front of a computer by using ergonomic chairs, standing desks and good posture are still likely to suffer back, neck, wrist and shoulder injuries, reports Melissa Davey of the Sydney Morning Herald who cited  new research from the University of Sydney. The survey of nearly 1000 workers across six […]

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Current shoe fashions pose a dilemma for working women: how to look good while doing their jobs Australian women may be among the most liberated in the world, but they’re turning back the clock when it comes to the footwear they choose to wear to work, according to theSydney Morning Herald columnist and leading Australian […]

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What does a workplace have to do with a worker’s health? Plenty, as it turns out.Employees with overall wellbeing have 41% lower health-related costs compared with those who are struggling – and 62% lower costs compared with those who are suffering. Furthermore, people who enjoy overall wellbeing have a 35% lower turnover rate than those […]

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