Millennials want more exercise at work

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Millennials are finding it difficult to get the exercise they want at work, a new survey suggests.

The Herbalife Nutrition survey of younger workers in Asia found that while millennials want to get more exercise at work, such as stretching and walking, many are still deskbound and can’t be as active as they’d like.

According to the survey, about 66% of Asian millennials (defined for this survey as those born between 1980 and 2000) get less than 30 minutes of daily physical activity at their workplace which includes standing, stretching and walking.

Additionally, 71% said they would become more active if it was part of their company’s corporate culture.

The survey found that:

  • 7 in 10 millennials strive to live healthy, active lives, compared to 6 in 10 for the older generation
  • The majority of millennials find it challenging to maintain an active lifestyle at work – 9 in 10 millennials spend 6 to 13 hours at their work desk each day, and 66% of millennials (compared to 59% of the older generation) get less than 30 minutes of physical activity – including standing, stretching and walking at work on an average work day
  • Additionally, 56% of them cited “lack of time” as the key obstacle to engaging in physical activity at work.

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