Workers feel effects of poor posture

Posted on Dec 18 2016 - 10:00am by Editorial

Office workers continue to persist with unhealthy workplace habits, despite knowing they contribute to health problems such as back ache, neck pain and eye strain, claims office products supplier Fellowes.

Bad habit Betty

Bad habit Betty

In a survey of 1,000 office workers, 94% said they sit for long periods without moving; 86% said they forget to give their eyes a break from the computer screen; and 78% admit to slouching at their desk.

These habits are having an effect on workers’ quality of life and productivity, with 25% taking time off work due to health problems associated with working at a computer and 45% taking medication.

Darryl Brunt, UK & Ireland Sales and Marketing Director at Fellowes, said: “Companies must do more to educate and improve conditions for their staff, as not only do they have a responsibility for their wellbeing, but ultimately it benefits the business; a good working environment is proven to increase employee productivity and performance, making a happier organisation all round.”

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