Not many people in UK take break while working

workerAccording to a survey, in the UK one out of four often works all day without taking a break.

About 3,000 people were polled by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and more than half of these said they went to work when feeling unwell or stressed. The main reason cited for this was staff shortages.

The CSP warned that work can not only be a reason to people's mental and physical well-being and neglecting it can lead to health problems.

Many people have complained of physical pain after working in the same posture or position.

Musculoskeletal disorders, like back pain being one of the most common reasons for long-term sickness leave in the UK, has been warned by the CSP of being a major cause of leaves.

It was reported that 40 per cent of employees complained of feeling stressed at least once a week.

The health watchdog NICE last year urged employers to do more to tackle stress and anxiety in the workplace.

Ann Green, chairman of the CSP said, "Work is good for us and can contribute to our physical and mental well-being - but not when overworking means people don't have the time or energy to look after their own health or when staff are at work but not fit for work."

Ben Willmott, of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, said, "These findings should ring alarm bells for employers.

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