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Feeling Good Physically Can Mean Better Workplace Performance: Report

Among the benefits of physical therapy is it helps people feel better physically. And that can matter not just in terms of physical health, but also at the workplace.

Gallup reports that “More than four in 10 U.S. workers diagnosed with heart problems have trouble concentrating at work due to physical challenges, a significantly higher rate than among workers without heart problems. Those whose heart problems were diagnosed more than a year ago are also more likely than their peers both with and without heart problems to report struggling with depression or anxiety on the job.”

“The percentage of workers reporting difficulty concentrating at work due to a health or physical condition is about the same among those diagnosed with heart conditions in the past year (47%) as those diagnosed more than a year ago (42%). However, both groups are much more likely to say this is a problem than workers with no history of heart problems (28%). On the other hand, those diagnosed more recently reported missing more work.”