London has been identified as home to the UK’s healthiest employees by VitalityHealth (formerly PruHealth).
Its 2015 UK Health Map shows that 24% of the capital’s workers are at risk of poor health, compared to 31% in the North East of England where the risk of developing a health problem is highest.
Greg Levine, director of corporate healthcare at VitalityHealth, said: “Health and well-being is playing an increasingly important role in how businesses maximise the productivity and happiness of their workforces. Clearly there are some areas across the UK where companies need to do more, but if businesses are able to develop a culture in which wellness programmes are integrated into day-to-day life, the benefits for both employees and the company itself will be quickly realised as productivity is improved and the cost of absenteeism is reduced.”
The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay returns to London on September 17 when 1,100 runners from more than 100 of London’s biggest organisations swap their suits for tracksuits. Each member of a 10-strong relay team runs the one-mile course before passing the baton to their next team member. Barclays holds the record for the most wins, with four victories since the race started in 2007. The fastest individual time was set in 2014 by Nicholas Torry of Commerzbank who completed the one-mile course in just under fie minutes (04:58.9). For details of how to enter, visit.