Research Updates

Research short: Flexible hours improves wellbeing

Dr Mary Wyatt

A University of Wollongong survey shows employees with access to flexible working hours are in better shape than those working to a rigid roster.

As we often discuss at Return to Work Matters, the workplace influences an individual's physical and psychological wellbeing. Health promotion activities aim to use the workplace to reduce chronic disease risk factors. This study from the University of Wollongong explored whether work factors influenced people’s weight, and in particular, weight gain. Researchers explored patterns in weight over a four year period. In explori...

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