In an analysis of claims data and self-reported questionnaires from employees at several companies, researchers found high health risks to be "a significant predictor of lower job performance."
In retrospect, the results can be explained. "If somebody was at the highest level of risk -- bad diet, lack of exercise, high blood pressure, etc., related to symptoms that cause sluggishness, or difficulty concentrating or moving around, we would expect to see an effect on job performance compared to someone who didn't have those risks," said Kim Jinnett, IBI research director.
September 19, 2011
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