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Lifestyle Factors and RTW: Fitness

A. Richey

Fitness lowers the risk of injury and aids recovery, but 71% of the Australian working population aren't getting enough exercise.

Fit employees are less likely to take sick leave, they have more energy, and they tend to have a more positive outlook and be less stressed. Reduced fitness is associated with higher absenteeism, reduced productivity, increased injury rates and protracted claims. It is therefore in the employer’s interest to aid employees improve their fitness. Sedentary behaviour Sedentary work involves substantial sitting and little exercise.  This...

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