Wellington healthy workers have less strokes and walk more

One in four blue collar workers are at high risk of experiencing a heart attack, stroke or other cardiac problem in the next five years according to research carried out by workplace wellness provider, Vitality Works, a Scoop item reports.

The article goes on to note:

“Wellingtonians take the lead in having the healthiest workers with 37% being in a healthy weight range and 75% of the workforce being in the normal blood glucose range – the highest in the country on both counts. Dr Soper suggests one reason for this is the walkability and culture of active transport (walking to and from work) that exists in Wellington much more so than say Auckland.”


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