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Health tech could be the key to a fitter, healthier workforce

The workplace could be the best place for the mass adoption of health tech in the UK helping to improve and maintain employees’ health through company wellness programmes – if only workers got more support from their employers. And, despite the recent explosion of health tech ownership in the UK, leading to lots of personal data being generated, there are doubts from data academics about whether this information is being used to the best effect by individuals alone.
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Overweight Sedentary Workers Costing the UK £8.2 Billion

Alarming figures reveal that 63% (NOO.org) of Brits have strolled into 2017 either overweight or obese; despite around 35% holding a new year’s resolution to lose weight last year. However, disappointingly less than 10% actually stuck to these promises. With so many living such an unhealthy lifestyle, it has proven to have a detrimental effect on Britain’s industries.
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Lack of Sleep Costing UK Economy Up to £40 Billion a Year

A lack of sleep among U.K. workers is costing the economy up to £40 billion a year, which is 1.86 per cent of the country’s GDP. According to researchers at the not-for-profit research organisation RAND Europe, sleep deprivation leads to a higher mortality risk and lower productivity levels among the workforce, which, when combined, has a significant impact on a nation’s economy.
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