Work and Wellbeing 7 December 2018

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Finding the time to get active during a working day is a challenge, particularly for small business owners
Getting a startup off the ground or running a micro business in its early years is, undoubtedly, a rewarding and exciting experience. But youll be no stranger to the demands that come with it.

Indeed, it can be all too easy to find yourself consumed by the work/adrenalin cocktail but what of your health?

When AXA PPP healthcare polled 500 owners of smaller, younger business (less than 8 years old), 35% said it had taken a toll on their health at some point.

Stress, sleepless nights and constant tiredness ranked among the leading side effects they experienced. And 1 in 4 affected admitted they rarely have time for exercise.



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Finding the time to get active during a working day is a challenge. Even with good intentions, work pressure can hold you back. But, it’s a sobering thought that many UK workers spend an awful lot of time sitting. AXA PPP research found, for example, that combining commuting, work-time and the hours after work, many of us are racking up an average of nine hours sitting-time a day.

it’s no secret that sitting for prolonged periods of time can create (or exacerbate) muscle and joint problems, but there are links to certain health risks too, including obesity, type 2 diabetes and some types of cancer.


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