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Mandatory exercise at the office, Sweden's latest crazeWorkers spending their lunch break at the gym may be commonplace in most Western countries, but in Sweden some employers are pushing the idea even further and making on-the-job exercise compulsory. There is no getting out of it: For more than two years, the company founded by the Swedish tennis legend has made on-the-job exercise mandatory at the initiative of Chief Executive Henrik Bunge, a 44-year-old built like a wrestler.In 2014, a University of Stockholm study showed that exercising during the workday was advantageous for both employees, who were healthier and more concentrated, and the employer.Swedes get more exercise than anyone else in Europe. A 2014 Eurobarometer poll found that 70 percent of Swedes exercised once a week, and 51 percent two to three times a week.
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