Harriet Marsden – The 4 things people need to enjoy work

A standard 9-5 office job can be very detrimental to your health.

Sitting behind a desk without regular movement, staring at screens, canteen eating and caffeine slumps can all contribute to an unhealthy physical lifestyle.

Meanwhile, disruption to natural circadian rhythms and sunlight deprivation negatively affect mental and emotional wellbeing.

In the ‘gig economy’, zero-hours contracts, the lack of contractual stability, poor economic opportunity and constant availability out of hours due to smartphones can send stress levels skyrocketing.

According to a 2013 Gallup survey of 142 countries, it is estimated that only 13 per cent of employees feel engaged at work.

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