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Flexible working helps employees eat healthier

28 Jan 14  | Recruitment News
Regus has claimed that flexible working patterns could help employees become less stressed and therefore spend less money, whilst eating better, reports wsandb.co.uk.  

UK CEO of Regus, John Spencer, said the New Year is a good time for workers to be making positive changes to their diets and habits, such as eating out every day at work.

"Two thirds of firms, according to our previous research, recognise that smarter working practices like flexible working help staff maintain a healthier work-life balance and seven in ten workers believe flexi-hours and multi-location working alleviate stress," he explained.

Those wishing to eat better and lose weight this year, should seek to reduce stress, as almost six in ten employees said they eat more when they're stressed. Moreover, seven in ten workers claimed that they were more likely to choose to eat healthier food when they didn't have a long commute.

All these lunches out could also be poor for people's pockets, as a third of workers said they spend more than £5 most days on food - that's over £100 a month, reports regus.com.

Not all workers buy lunch each day though, a fifth spend nothing at all on food and over half of the respondents said they usually make a packed lunch. Poor kitchen facilities are an issue though, as a fifth said they had to put up with inadequate office kitchens.

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