Email for trade enquiries: Enquiriesapac@myzone.org Customer support desk - Click Myzone support or go to ‘help’ on myzone app to access live support. Myzone® is the leading…read more
Australian workers unfit, overweight, stressed and at risk
A new report shows that the average Australian worker is stressed, overweight, unfit and has a cholesterol or blood pressure problem.
According to Dr John Lang, Chief Executive of the Workplace Health Association of Australia (WHAA), the findings for the just released The Health Profile of Australian Employees report highlight the urgent need for preventative actions in the workplace in order to boost productivity.
Dr Lang explained “this is an alarming insight into the poor levels of health experienced by most Australian workers.”
Researched by the WHAA and the University of Wollongong, The Health Profile of Australian Employees report analysed the health characteristics of almost 30,000 workers gleaned from workplace health assessments over the past decade.
Physical inactivity and stress were found to be the leading preventable health risks for workers.
The report found that 65% reported moderate to high stress levels, while 41% had psychological distress levels considered to be at-risk.
Half were found to be physically inactive, with 40% being overweight and another 20% obese.
Nearly a quarter had high cholesterol and 12% had high blood pressure, while 11% drank excessively and the same percentage smoked daily.
Dr Lang added “Your average working Australian is overweight, unfit, has a cholesterol or blood pressure problem and is stressed – that is a bad average.
“The impact of employee health on the performance and productivity of the Australian labour force dwarfs many of the productivity issues currently being tackled by state and federal governments.
“With national health care expenditure rising at more than double the inflation rate, prevention has to be a top priority.”
Another new study shows that that Australians are watching television for an average of three hours at home each day.
The Australian Multi-Screen Report, co-authored by Regional Tam, OzTam and Neilsen has found that while television viewing has dropped by a few minutes a day since the first quarter of 2014, Australians are still tuning in for an average of 89 and a half hours of broadcast TV every month.
Australians spend just over 100 hours a month watching broadcast TV on a combination of TVs, laptops, smartphones and tablets.
Click here to The Health Profile of Australian Employees report.
11th June 2015 - WORKSHOP TO AID FITNESS CLUBS IN REACHING THE WEIGHT LOSS MARKET
8th September 2011 - TOURISM NEEDS LABOUR AND SKILLS
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
Swimplex Aquatics are a world-class company dedicated to the commercial pool, waterslide industry. We are Australian market leaders servicing all states Australia wide. Swimplex provide a full…read more
The P.A. People is a specialist integrator and contractor in sound reinforcement, audio visual systems, performance lighting and production communications. Over its almost 50 year history the company…read more
SLE Worldwide Australia is a Managing General Underwriter specialising in insuring risks in the world of Sports, Leisure and Entertainment. Be it relaxing, playing, organising or watching sports,…read more
Founded in 1961, Myrtha Pools® quickly became Italy’s première swimming pool company, and has since grown into one of the world's leading swimming pool construction…read more
With its sleek good looks and easy-to-use yet powerful functionality, Envibe is the premium fitness club software for the Australasian leisure, recreation and fitness industry. We are the most…read more
Known as Hydrilla since September 2020 - see www.ausleisure.com.au/suppliers/hydrilla-pty-ltdread more
Felton Industries is Australia’s leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of quality outdoor furniture and has been supplying premium seating solutions for all sporting, commercial, community…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!