Marketing professionals are the ‘most active’ office workers, with 75% exercising and/or playing sports for an average of 12 hours a week, research from SavoyStewart.co.uk reveals.
The survey of 720 office workers from eight different professions sought to find out who the most active office workers are in the UK. Those in administration positions came second, with 69% exercising and/or playing sports for an average of 11 hours per week.
Those in finance were the least active, with only 38% exercising and/or playing sports for a mere average of 2 hours per week. Closely behind were those in human resource, with 44% exercising for an average of 3 hours per week.
For those workers who stated they did not exercise and/or play any sports, the majority (38%) attributed it to being too ‘busy/pre-occupied with work’ to do so.
Darren Best, managing director of SavoyStewart.co.uk commented: “This research is certainly fascinating. With the associated risks of being inactive for long periods of time well documented, it’s imperative that office workers make every effort to be as active as possible. With various avenues to improve fitness whilst at work, as well as outside of work, employees should aim to integrate some form of physical activity into their daily routine. Employers also have a role to play, as they can harvest a culture whereby employee wellbeing is at the forefront of their ethos. This includes subtle things such as not overloading employees with work so they have the time to pursue activities that will allow them to stay energised and focused.”