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New Year crash diets will cost UK businesses a staggering £7.83bn in Q1 alone

Fitness and diet regimes are having a huge detrimental effect on the health of the British workforce

New research has revealed that New Year crash diets are costing UK businesses a staggering £7.83bn in Q1 alone.

More than 6 million Brits start a New Year diet to drop a belt size or two, but in the quest to get Beach Body Ready these fad fitness and diet regimes are having a huge detrimental effect on the health of the British workforce.

The research carried out by Expert Market revealed:

  • A 1.9% fall in UK productivity each year
  • 11% more sick days in Q1
  • A £34m loss alone on the 1stof February

The infographic below reveals details of how each of the most popular diet crazes directly impacts our workforce’s productivity, leaving us in an annual economic slump.

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