A recent study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal shows the statistics behind the benefits of regular exercise and a healthy diet amongst those with high-pressure jobs.
While it is already known that both stress and lack of exercise increase the risk of coronary heart disease (a narrowing of the blood vessels around the heart), the study shows how a healthy and active lifestyle can prevent this common cause of illness and death, and negate the increased risk from workplace stress.
“These observational data suggest that a healthy lifestyle could substantially reduce the risk of coronary artery disease risk among people with job strain.”
Keeping active boosts your health, no matter your occupation. But it seems that in a time-poor world, the stakes are higher.
The good news: recent research from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology suggests that keeping fit can take as little as 12 minutes per week.
When researchers trialed a program of four-minute maximum-intensity exercises just three times per week, participants showed significant improvements in heart function, oxygen intake, blood pressure and glucose levels after only 10 weeks.
As an experienced corporate fitness provider, HSG can bring fitness programs to your workplace at a lower cost than company gym memberships, while ensuring participation and aligning your organisation’s values with healthy living. Since our corporate fitness programs are tailored to meet your needs, we offer complete flexibility to minimise disruption to your work day. Any specific needs can be accommodated, so we can take a comprehensive approach to the health and fitness goals of each staff member.
Let us help you get your corporate fitness training program started – call us today on 1300 889 073.