Telecommuters are Likely to Pursue Fitness

Telecommuters are Likely to Pursue Fitness

Despite an abundance of evidence that regular exercise is important for good health, countless Americans are still too sedentary. In fact, about 50% of full-time employees in the U.S. don’t exercise through wellness programs at work — or anyplace else — according to a new survey of 617 full-time employees across the U.S., sponsored by Flex+Strategy Group & Work+Life Fit Inc. “Despite employers investing millions of dollars to promote employee health, almost half of the U.S. workplace does not budge,” said flexible workplace strategist Cali Williams Yost, the CEO of Flex+Strategy Group & Work+Life Fit Inc., a provider of workplace and individual wellness solutions. However, the research revealed employees who telecommute are far more likely than most of their office-based colleagues to pursue fitness outside of their workday. The survey found about 33% of employees who work on-site, especially those 30 and older, do participate in a workplace wellness program, if it’s available. …

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