Financial Sector Workers More Into Drinking and Smoking


Financial Sector Workers More Into Drinking and Smoking

As per workplace safety regulator WorkSafe Victoria, it has been revealed that the people who are in financial services sector have more unhealthy habits. They have revealed that people working in the sector are quite addicted to drinking and smoking and have lazy attitude towards their lives.

This is the reason that they suffer from diseases like high blood pressure, diabetes and increased cholesterol levels and risk of developing heart diseases. WorkSafe Victoria released the data of Monash University, which have been prepared after assessing the health of more than 40,000 workers in last three years.

It has been found that men are greater risk of developing serious health problem due to their unhealthy habits in comparison to women. In order to reach at the above given conclusion, the study researchers compared the health report of 13,926 employees, who have been working in financial services to the results of 57,490 workers, who have been working in different fields.

Some of the common fields were scientific, computers, technical and doctors, lawyers, engineers and teachers and academicians. Comparison revealed that people, who were in financial services, were more into smoking and drinking that other people.

WorkHealth spokesman Wayne Kayle-Thomson said that there is no doubt about the fact that such ill habits are not good for body. However, there are many reasons for developing such activities, like long working hours, global financial crisis, increased stress and sedentary nature of work.

"An industry that focuses on advising others on minimizing risk and on making wise investments could take some of its own advice when it comes to workers' health”, said Thompson. He further affirmed that it is very necessary that they understand that such ill habits are not healthy for body and should try to bring a change in their life.

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