“Cigarettes and Alcohol consumption promote absenteeism!” – Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham).
With news that can spell doom for the corridor smokers, the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India has found that smoking and alcohol consumption within corporate employees results in a 20% rate of absenteeism every week!
The study further stated that 29% of the corporate employees indulged in smoking and another 5% of them smoked and drank too, this despite being health conscious. Plus, with corporate employees indulging in such vices and falling sick due to them, this unhealthy choice of a lifestyle has been resulting in 20% absenteeism per week, which in turn has been leading to losses of 70,000-80,000 million annually!
The study further found that employees were literally losing sleep over high stress levels and the rise in demanding schedules that have now become a part and parcel of the corporate world. With 24% employees sleeping less than 6 hours a day, productivity levels have taken a hit ….. to read more click here
With the entire world paying homage to the Earth today on the occassion of the World Earth Day, we at Medimanage.com decided to do something different and came up with eco – friendly ways to achieve health without causing much harm to the Earth! With a bit of research we came up with ways which would not only make you healthy but also result in saving the environment!
To know more about, simple eco-friendly tips such as
Cycling to work
The invention of the automobile robbed us of a wonderful opportunity to stay fit and healthy. The pre-car days found people walking or cycling their way to work and being generally healthier than us. Cycling to work is a good way to lengthen your life span, as a study in Denmark found that people who rode cycles daily noticed a 40% decreased rate in mortality as compared to their non-cycling counterparts.
Moreover cycling is a good form of exercise that not only helps you burn you more calories and lose weight but it also helps you lower your LDL –bad cholesterol levels and increase your HDL- good cholesterol levels along with protecting the rider from heart diseases and obesity!
So, what are you waiting for? Hop on to that cycle and leave the car and its pollution in the garage and simply pedal your way to work a la ‘Salman Khan’.
Taking the gym to the outdoors has many health benefits beginning with helping you burn up to 30 % more calories than you would if you were to exercise indoors! Plus the fresh air outside contains much more oxygen than any high tech gym could ever provide you, making your ‘exercising session’ much more healthy. Exercising outdoors in the mornings is a good idea, as the early morning exposure to the sun helps you get a good dose of Vitamin D.
Moreover, exercising outdoors means you are not on the gym machines which use electricity to function, meaning that you are conserving electricity and thereby making the earth just a little bit healthy in the process!
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Imagine a workplace where you had flexible deadlines, flexible timings… in short a flexible work schedule itself! It would be great, wouldn’t it?
Researchers from Durham University, in England have proven that Flexibility in work schedules boosts employee health! According to Review lead author, Kerry Joyce; workplaces with strict work schedules tend to add to the employee’s health risk. Strict work schedules with their emphasis on tight deadlines and longer working hours increase stress, which in turn can lead to serious conditions such as heart diseases, depression and anxiety!
The research found out that flexible work schedules, which cut out the ill effects of employee controlled environments i.e. deadlines and mandatory overtimes; showed considerable positive improvements in the employee’s health!
So, for a happy productive and healthy environment, loosen the strings a bit and make those work schedules a little flexible.
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