January 24, 2013
One in five workers fail to take lunch break
during working week
Our survey found one in five workers fail to take a
lunch break and nearly a third think bosses don’t care very
much about their health.
And over two-thirds believe their boss should be taking
responsibility for their health at work.
We've released the results in the run up to National Heart Month
to encourage people to sign up to our free Health at Work programme and wear red on February 1st to raise
vital funds and boost morale in the workplace.
- Economy over health - More than a quarter of
people believe that being healthy at work is important, but that
the economy means their health is simply not a priority for their
- Desk-bound all day - Nearly one in five
workers do absolutely no physical activity during working
- In search of a quick fix - Around a third
of people resort to chocolate as a pick-me-up to help them get
through the working day, while over two in five (41%) rely on a cup
- Stress on the nation’s workforce - Almost half
feel stressed at work on a daily basis.
Get healthy at work
Lisa Purcell, Project Manager for our Health at Work
programme, said: “National Heart Month
is the perfect time to make a change. We’re encouraging people to
Rock up in Red on 1st
February to raise vital funds for the BHF, and raise employee
morale at the same time.”
Former javelin world champion Fatima Whitbread
is getting behind our Health at Work
programme, saying: “I’m calling on bosses all over the UK to step
up to the plate and help colleagues get fit, eat well and look
after their mental wellbeing.
“There’s plenty of support available to get
your employees fabulously fit and raring to go. Why not sign up to
the BHF’s Health at Work programme and
make it your mission to kick-start your company’s
health in 2013?”
Watch how Bath and Northeast Somerset
Council are getting healthy at work