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Over-working leads to health problems, warns CSP

19 June 2012 - 2:45pm

Office workers are risking their mental and physical health by working more than two hours extra every night, according to a new CSP survey.


The CSP survey showed that 64 per cent of office workers continue to work on smartphones and other devices after leaving the office

The survey was carried out to tie in with the society’s 2012  Workout at Work Day.

It found that around two-thirds (64 per cent) of the 2,000 UK office workers polled said they continued working on smartphones and other devices after leaving the office, for an average of two hours 18 minutes.

The CSP warned that poor posture when using such devices can lead to back and neck pain.

The society also said ‘over-working’ was storing up both physical and mental health problems for the future – with 66 per cent of workers also reported suffering job-related ill health.

CSP chair Dr Helena Johnson said: ‘The results of this survey are a huge concern to physiotherapists, who see the consequences of poor posture and bad working practices each day.

'While doing a bit of extra work at home may seem like a good short-term fix, if it becomes a regular part of your routine then it can lead to problems such as back and neck problems, as well as stress-related illness.’


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