When exercise becomes a way of life

Despite the increasing numbers of «executive gyms» in Greece, investment in health and exercise is not a strategic option for most Greek businesses, at least for the moment, since any initiatives already made have been made by multinationals that have imported a corporate culture from abroad. «There has been no organized plan on the part of either the state or employers to promote health in the workplace, although insurance companies and the firms themselves have begun to realize the cost of absences due to ill health.» Promoting health in the workplace is EU policy, but at present in Greece, it is more a lifestyle that is being promoted in the media,» said Spyros Drivas, a medical practitioner in workplace health.

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