Do you work on the loo?

We’ve all had a scroll threw our Instagram stories or Facebook feed while sitting on the toilet.

A new study claims that over a third of us have logged into work while on the loo.

The poll was carried out on 2,000 people who worked from home during the pandemic.

It claimed that 41%  have found themselves working from their car, 34% in their bathroom and 33% in their closet.

They also found that 82% of respondents reported experiencing aches and pains during this time.

Thee survey, conducted by Advil, found a poor desk set-up is the top cause of work-from-home pain for 52% of respondents.

Brett Henige, Senior Brand Manager, GSK Consumer Healthcare said:

“Many people who traditionally worked in offices are still working from home after a year and a half – and they’re feeling the pain,”

“Those of us at home are experiencing the physical pain associated with being relegated to less-than-ideal makeshift home offices, whether it’s headaches from long days staring at a screen or backaches from an uncomfortable desk chair.”

“Small, simple adjustments like a desk chair with lumbar support or blue light glasses can make a huge difference in maximizing your work from home set up,”

“The future of work is hard to predict, but nobody should feel like they have to suffer through aches and pains during the workday, whether you’re at home or in an office.”  

TOP ACHES AND PAINS EXPERIENCED WHILE WORKING FROM HOME

  1. Back pain (48%)
  2. Neck pain (42%)
  3. Shoulder pain (39%)
  4. Eyestrain (38%)
  5. Headaches (38%)
  6. Wrist discomfort (32%)

ACTIVITIES THAT REDUCE STRESS THROUGH THE WORKDAY

  1. Exercise (52%)
  2. Going for short walks throughout the workday (41%)
  3. Meditating (40%)
  4. Working on a hobby (36%)
  5.  Listening to podcasts (29%)