Canadians working outside the home spend an average of just over 37 hours a week at work.
Among adults working 41 hours/week or more, 32% of men and 19% of women put in at least 60 hours per week. (Conference Board of Canada)
Studies conducted over the past few decades have shown the workplace to have a powerful influence on the health of Canadian workers. (Conference Board of Canada)
A recent study focussed on federal public servants found that a lack of job control greatly increased the likelihood of many health problems such as: gastrointestinal by 210%; heart disease by 350%; and mental disorders by 1,740%. (Conference Board of Canada)
80% of Manitoba adults have at least one of the key risk factors for chronic disease that relate to lifestyle and can be changed.
Only 29% of Manitobans over 15 are considered physically active. (CPPHO report 2010)
Only 34% of Manitobans over 15 are considered moderately active. (CPPHO report 2010)
Workplace physical activity programs can reduce sick leave by up to 32% and increase productivity by up to 52%. (WHO)
Current smokers are 33% more likely to be absent from work than non-smokers, for an average for 2.7 extra days per year. (Conference Board of Canada)
One in five Canadian workers is struggling with depression. (CMHA)
Of the employers surveyed about results from workplace wellness initiatives, 51% reported improved employee morale; 40% saw reduced absenteeism; 30% reported improved productivity and 23% reported improved employee retention. (Sun Life-Buffett National Wellness Survey)