Healey (2017) reported that a recent Comcare survey conducted by the Federal Government found workplace health and wellbeing programs have the potential to significantly improve the health of employees. Evidence suggests multi-component interventions that address physical activity and nutrition are effective in increasing physical activity levels, promoting healthy eating and preventing obesity.
Physically inactive middle aged men and women (who exercise less than 1 hour per week) will experience up to a 52% increase in mortality compared to those that are physically active”.
The simple message of “move more and sit less” is more understandable by contemporary society and is formed on the basis of a strong body of evidence (Warburton & Bredin, 2016).
“There is irrefutable evidence of the effectiveness of regular physical activity in the primary and secondary prevention of several chronic diseases including:
- cardiovascular disease,
- obesity, and