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Healthy lifestyle changes could save economy $7B in five years, suggest professor

… Most people struggle with at least one or more of these five factors, according to Paula Allen, vice-president of research and integrative solutions at Morneau Shepell Ltd. “There’s a number of different risk factors that somebody has, some of them are biological, some of them have to do with environmental factors that you can’t change, but what you can influence is your behaviour,” she says. These risk factors can also lead to lost workplace productivity, adds Allen. “You’re more likely to be tired, you’re more likely to get colds and other things that take you out of the workforce, so there’s some productivity impact potentially.”…

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