WORKOUT Workmates bad for weight wary
THE workplace is an enemy in the battle of the bulge. More than 40 per cent believe they have gained weight at their current jobs, a survey of 2000 people conducted by linkme.com.au shows.
Two out of five workers cannot resist lollies or chocolates offered by colleagues.
It does not help that employees spend more time together than families and friends, says Linkme chief executive Campbell Sallabank. ‘‘ As a result, it is understandable that there will be common habits, fads and interests throughout an office environment, but it is habits like this Australian workplaces can do without.’’
In a modern, flexible workplace, the well-being of employees is a matter of concern for employers, Sallabank says. ‘‘ Implementing healthy snack food choices at company canteens and in office vending machines could help prevent workers opting for a chocolate bar or alternative healthy snacks.’’