A study released by the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute reveals that Australians aren't making enough of an effort to stay healthy.
Of those who took part in the Australian Diabetes, Obesity and Lifestyle Study (AusDiab), a shocking 36 per cent were not getting sufficient exercise.
The study also demonstrates that people in the 25-34 year old age bracket are most likely to gain weight.
In response to the results, AusDiab has released a number of reasons why exercising is so important to corporate health.
One of the most significant is the fact that exercise can help your staff sleep more soundly, which means they will be less tired and more productive at work.
Harvard Medical School's Dr Charles Czeisler explained in an August 23 statement that approximately 70 per cent of employees admit to not getting enough sleep on a regularly basis.
He explained that sleep is absolutely vital to the proper functioning of our brains, and therefore directly impacts how efficiently and effectively workers complete tasks.
Everything from problem solving to employees' ability to focus can be affected by sleep deprivation.
If you would like to make your staff's health a priority, you may want to contact HICA today and discuss your business health insurance options.