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Remote Working Is Having A Physical and Mental Impact

Research from office and technology manufacturer Fellowes Brands has found that remote working is having a detrimental impact on mental and physical health.

The analysis found that 35% of UK workers who have worked from home for at least four months have felt stressed or anxious, while 38% stated feeling tired or lacking energy.

The report has also found that the lack of adequate home offices is putting employees’ health at risk. In fact, 49% stated that they are experiencing more physical strain working from home, including strained eyes, stiff necks, aching backs and headaches.

Additionally, 65% said they have spent their own money on home working equipment, indicating that employers are not doing enough to support home office environments.

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Unfortunately, the research also reveals that 1 in 5 respondents believe their employer does not care about their wellbeing and are more focused on the bottom line.

Almost half of remote workers are working longer hours, with 27% stating they are struggling with separating home and work life.

Even more, 29% stated they were too busy to take breaks throughout the day and 35% felt that they needed to be available at all times.

However, 89% found that they would be happy to work from home in the future, but 63% said they would be more motivated and encouraged if their home office environment were better equipped.

ABOUT Aayat Ali
Aayat Ali

Aayat is an editor for the Daily Digest based in Lexington, Kentucky. She has worked with local coworking spaces since August of 2017 and enjoys taking her firsthand knowledge to write about the fascinating, constantly evolving world of flexible workspaces. Feel free to reach out to her at [email protected] View all posts by Aayat Ali

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