Exercise, but do it on your own time
Your boss wants you to exercise but to do so in your spare time. Seven out of 10 employers want their employees fit and to work out, and they make that possible with different benefits. However, less than three in 10 employers let their employees work out during work hours.
According to Peak it & Office (a staffing company) and the market research company Infact, 65 percent of Swedish employers sponsor their employees with some form of benefit in order to exercise, but less than three out of 10 have chosen to make it easier for their employees to do so.

“The hour of wellness is particularly important; an hour during which you can train during working hours,” says Ludwig Bergehall, during a break in his strength routine. According to Bergehall, the fact that it is possible for him to get an hour during the day to work out means he does a better job. “I’m convinced about that,” he says. “To get out, get some air and some exercise, it feels so good.” Peter Wigert, secretary general at Friskis & Svettis, a non-profit organization of Swedish origin aimed at providing various forms of exercise, says that time is a more important signal than money for an employer: “In a study from a few years ago, we had 15 factors that people could rank according to what motivates them, and the wellness benefit ranked 10. Exercising during work hours was ranked seven.” Another signal that the employer can give, according to Wigert, is that of being a good role model. “You show that you have an office where exercise is important for your wellness,” he says.