All work, all day is a danger
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