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Some rich companies not only think that physical exercise is good for their employees. Some companies or other workplaces indeed let their employees take an hour or some other time each week to do physical exercise during some work time.
We think that is good and benefits the overall health cause.
Then we read this interesting story how one specific story about a new way how to organize this... The back draw with doing fitness activities during paid work time - is that it is a bit expensive for the company in the short term perspective - since the health benefits does not show directly up on a balance sheet
So the interesting twist on this - it was arranged in a way as employees that did work out for health benefits had to log this. Then for each 5 hours of work-out on their own free time - granted them one hour off from work. And some employees earned so much time this way that they had one extra week of vacation each year.
This is indeed an interesting set up. Since it first cost the business only a fifth to do the health investment - since the employees - does not do work-out as when they are being paid - or on the "clock" they do it on their own time.
The other benefit is that this - even if it is, of course not, the same fringe benefit as being paid doing work-out - but - in the case we saw - the set up seemed to spur rather much activities for the employees.. cause they could earn much more time off.
Hmm, our only comment is that this seems to be as good of an idea as doing #floorball ;-D.