All work, all day is a dan­ger

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LONDON: Em­ploy­ees are putting their health at risk by reg­u­larly work­ing all day with­out a break.

The Char­tered So­ci­ety of Phys­io­ther­apy (CSP) said long hours, work­ing while ill and lack of ex­er­cise posed se­ri­ous risk to health, in­clud­ing back pain, obe­sity, can­cer, de­pres­sion and heart dis­ease, and could lead to huge costs for em­ploy­ers.

Its poll of 2 600 adults showed one in four did not stop for lunch, of­ten be­cause they had too much work or there were too few staff to cover work­loads.

CSP, which is cam­paign­ing to change work­ing habits, also found more than half said they went to work when stressed or ill.

Phil Gray, its chief ex­ec­u­tive, said: “There is a cost to em­ploy­ers in re­duced pro­duc­tiv­ity. Work is good for us, but not when over­work­ing means peo­ple don’t look af­ter their health. – Daily Mail

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