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Ill-health plagues corporate workers in India

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Mangaluru: 63% of corporate workers in India are worried about their health.

An ASSOCHAM survey conducted among 500 corporate employees in India has revealed that as many as 63 percent of corporate workers are worried about their health and 37 percent are not at all worried about their future health.

Three percent of the employees are worried about their health all the time, another 12 percent most of the time and as many as 48 percent some of the time.

A majority of the workers are not able to spare resources for their health, beyond meeting their daily needs, and there is an absence of any affordable health services provided by corporates to a majority of its employees, reveals the ASSOCHAM survey.

Mr D S Rawat, ASSOCHAM Secretary General, has said that 37% of corporate employees surveyed said that they hardly have any time to exercise. 25% said that they do physical workout devoting less than one hour a week. 24% said that they exercise for 1-3 hours a week and 9% said that they exercise for 3-6 hours a week. Only 5% of corporate employees regularly exercise for more than 6 hours a week.

Over 500 corporate employees were interviewed in the 25 to 50 age group in 18 broad sectors, including infrastructure, power, media, telecom, advertising, manufacturing, IT/ITeS, financial services and engineering. Other sectors included market research, management, FMCG, food and beverages, textiles etc.

48% of the respondents said they were discouraged by their health problem in doing various activities, while 40% replied that they were not at all `discouraged’ by their health conditions.

14% of respondents experience workplace fatigue but they still believe themselves to be in `good health’, while 10% consider their health condition to be poor.

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