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Research short: Bad for the body, bad for the workplace

Dr Mary Wyatt

A major study from the Netherlands shows productivity can be improved by helping workers improve their lifestyles.

In recent years, medical practitioners have placed an increasing focus on workplace health and workplace illness prevention programs. These programs are designed in part to reduce risk factors and improve the general health of the community. Such workplace programs have also been shown to improve workplace productivity. But how much do general lifestyle factors like obesity and smoking impact upon workplace productivity?  This stu...

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