Healthy Eaters Are More Energetic Workers

It might seem like a no-brainer, but people who eat a balanced diet feel pumped up.

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One more reason for employers to start snooping in your brown bag: A new study from ComPsych, a provider of employee assistance programs, found a significant correlation between balanced nutrition and at-work energy and productivity.

The study found that half of all employees with balanced diets reported having high energy, compared with only 5 percent of employees with unbalanced diets.

Also from the ComPsych survey:

—Of employees with healthy diets, 73 percent reported having high levels of productivity, compared to 24 percent of employees with poor dietary habits.

—Fifty-one percent of ideal weight employees had high morale, while less than half that amount—25 percent—of very overweight employees had high morale levels.

—Fifty-seven percent of healthy weight employees reported high levels of productivity, while only 27 percent of very overweight employees reported being highly productive.

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