Hard working Brits don't take breaks

28-09-2007

Hard working Brits don't take breaks
Some hard-working Brits never take a break from the office, it has been discovered.

Research released by Legal & General into health shows that 23 per cent of Brits never take a break from the world of work and seven per cent don't take holidays.

Company medical officer for Legal & General’s Group Protection business Dr John Delfosse comments that workers need to look after their health by taking regular breaks.

"Making the effort to take a short break, at least every three hours, whether that is going for a short walk, sitting down to eat a balanced meal or relaxing over a magazine, can have huge benefits to a workers health and wellbeing,"

Without breaks staff can become stressed, which can in turn lead to more serious health problems such as heart disease and back pain.

Managing director of the firm Diane Buckley points to results from the latest Confederation of British Industry survey that showed absenteeism can cost bosses £13 billion a year.

Recent research from the Centre of Economic Performance found that Tuesday is the day of the week that staff tend to work the hardest.


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