There could be an unexpected silver lining to our recent economic woes: Employees seem to be making healthier lifestyle choices.
At least that’s the indication in a recent CareerBuilder study.
According to the online job board:
- 47% of workers have been packing a lunch more often to eat healthier or save money
- 44% of workers who smoke said they’re more likely to quit now, given today’s economic conditions
- 21% of the puffers said that they’ve decreased the number of times they smoke during the work day, and
- 20% said they’ve actually kicked the butt habit.
The CareerBuilder survey was conducted among about 4,400 workers between May 18 and June 3.
Although these are no doubt happy results for companies with wellness programs, the cynic in us can’t help but ask: What’s going to happen to all this healthy behavior when the economy improves?