New study shows workplace has key role in helping improve employees' health

A study supported by British Lion eggs has revealed that workplace wellbeing programmes can make a positive impact on employee health.

During a 12-week work intervention trial 35 employees at Gatwick Airport were provided with advice on diet and physical activity, given a free pedometer and motivational support.  

The healthy eating plan recommended including plenty of fruits and vegetables and foods known to enhance satiety in their diets. Recommended foods were high in fibre, such as porridge, and rich in protein, such as eggs. 

At the end of the project there was an average overall reduction of 3kg in body weight and significant reductions in body mass index and waist circumference.  Blood glucose levels reduced by approximately 8%, while total cholesterol levels were also reduced.

Andrew Joret, Chairman of the British Egg Industry Council, commented: “We were delighted that British Lion eggs were included in this study showing that healthy eating in the workplace, combined with lifestyle changes, can help improve health outcomes.”