According to a new study, people are putting their health at risk by continuing to work even after leave their offices.
The new study conducted by Chartered Society of Physiotherapy found that people continued to work while commuting and after arriving home. It estimates that people worked for two extra hours after leaving the office at various places.
It said that the people are becoming `screen slaves' and are often working with a poor posture, which causes health problems like back and neck pain. Some blamed high workload as a reason for working after office hours while others pointed out that working after office helped them reduce stress levels in office.
The Society conducted a survey of 2000 office workers and found that a majority of them spent more than six hours in front of computer screens during the day while they also used other devices like smartphones and other devices. It asked employers to encourage employees to take regular breaks and participate in some physical activities during the day.
CSP chairman 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 evening routine then it can lead to problems such as back and neck problems, as well as stress-related illness."
Under an initiative, several hundreds of physiotherapists will visit offices today to encourage people across the country today to carry out some physical activities during their daily routine.
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