Sedentary lifestyle rising concern: Survey

Inactivity tops stress as top workplace health concern
By Liz Bernier
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/02/2013

Stress and inactivity may seem like everyday occurrences, but they can also be insidious health risks.

One-quarter (24 per cent) of employers reported workplace stress and sedentary lifestyles as the top health risks for employees, according to the 2013 Sun Life-Buffett National Wellness Survey of 400 employers.

While stress is an issue that’s consistently cited, sedentary lifestyles are also a major concern in the 2013 survey.