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Chartered Institute for IT urges IT workers to get fit

Savvy Citizens campaign will provide details on leading a healthy lifestyle

IT workers are bieng urged to get fit by BCS - the Chartered Institute for IT - after it was revealed they were the unhealthiest employees in the UK.

According to the personal training website Fat Free Fitness, just 19 percent of IT workers met the government's activity guidelines, which recommend half an hour of moderate exercise, five times a week.

Elizabeth Sparrow, President, BCS, said: "It is a concern that the IT profession has been deemed to be the unhealthiest in the UK according to recent research."

With this in mind, the institute has launches the Savvy Citizens campaign, in conjunction with H.E.A.R.T UK, the nation's cholesterol charity, and the Men's Health Forum, in a bid to provide IT employees to information on how to lead a healthier lifestyle.

"It is hoped that the Savvy Citizens wellness pages will encourage everyone to get more from the health information that is available both on and off line to improve their wellbeing," added Sparrow.

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