News briefs (September 11, 2000)

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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/10/2001

COUCH POTATOES HURTING PRODUCTIVITY

Toronto — Federal Health Minister Allen Rock says out-of-shape employees add up to an annual $2-billion drain on the economy. Rock, speaking at fitness conference in Toronto last month, said employers have a direct stake in integrating active living into their workplaces. Increasing the fitness of Canadians will reduce the costs of absenteeism, workers’ compensation and disability claims, while increasing employee morale and productivity, he said.

BREASTFEEDING AT WORK