Companies Should Be More Involved in Employee's Fitness Habits, Majority Believe

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Companies and organizations should take a more active role in the physical activity levels of their employees, a large majority of people believe, according to a new survey conducted by morefocus, an online research organization.

But our research indicates that alternative exercises like yoga and Pilates are still not the exercise of choice for most people.

A large majority of people believe that companies and organizations should be more involved in helping increase the physical activity levels of their employees, according to a new survey conducted by morefocus, an online research organization.

Seventy-seven percent of respondents who participated in the wide-ranging survey said that physical fitness is something that employers should more actively encourage with their employees. A majority, 64 percent, also believe children do not get sufficient exercise at school.

"It's very interesting to see how people feel about mixing a personal thing like physical fitness with work and school," said Dr. Regan Carey, morefocus Research Director. "There are more and more companies that offer gym membership discounts or even have a gym on-site, but clearly most people don't think it's enough."

The research also revealed that a majority of people, 73 percent, have regular exercise habits that include exercising at least once a week, but only 20 percent believe they get enough exercise.

When asked why they don't exercise more often, 39 percent said it was because they don't have time, while almost as many, 37 percent, say the reason they don't exercise more often is because they don't have the motivation.

The survey also explored people's attitudes towards alternative exercise. Only 32 percent of those surveyed said they've practiced a form of alternative exercise such as yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, and the like. When asked why they haven't tried such forms of exercise, 29 percent said it was because they haven't had the opportunity, but they would like to. Fifteen percent think alternative exercises don't work as well as traditional exercises, while nine percent found it boring. Money came into play for 11 percent of respondents who said they didn't think they could afford an alternative exercise program.

"Yoga especially has become more present in the mainstream in the past few years as a sort of trendy way to exercise," said Dr. Carey. "But our research indicates that alternative exercises like yoga and Pilates are still not the exercise of choice for most people."

The morefocus survey was commissioned by the publication MindBodyFocused.com. Further information and summary results of the survey are available on request from morefocus.

About morefocus group inc.
San Diego- and London-based morefocus group inc., builds and maintains high-traffic networks across multiple verticals. Independently, or together with its domain-owning clients, the Company owns or controls a leading independent healthcare and lifestyle network controlled by a suite of proprietary publishing, ad-serving, analytics and behavioral monitoring applications. The publications and software applications are applied to build engaged traffic, recruit, sample and manage registered consumers, and build marketing ROI for major healthcare and consumer marketing corporations.

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