Thursday, July 23, 2009
Blue collar workers unhealthier (New Zealand)
One in four blue-collar workers is at risk of a heart attack or stroke within the next five years, a workplace survey has found. The workplace wellness provider Vitality Works, which assessed almost 4300 workers nationwide, found most were overweight and unhealthy. More than one in four - 28 per cent - of factory and field workers were in serious danger of a heart attack compared with only 10 per cent of those with desk jobs. Vitality Works operations director Clara Soper said many people with physical jobs were too tired to exercise by the end of the day and tended to opt for fast food.