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Four In Ten Have Suffered From Work Burnout

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12:38 28 Jan 2020


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Work Burnout

We are pretty bad at looking after ourselves at work.

That's according to a new Mater Private report.

500 people were asked a range of questions about diet, exercise and work/life balance.

The Health and Well-being survey found that around half of us are too tired to exercise after work.

Mary Morrogh from the Mater Private says lots of people aren't taking care of themselves:

"There's a misconception there that exercise means going to the gym on a daily basis"

"If you have a job where you can walk at lunchtime then walk at lunchtime."

A lot won't go to a GP

Mary says a lot of people won't see a doctor even though they could be sick.

"Only 45% of people will go to their GP for a frequent checkup"

"Despite the fact that over 40% of people might have a serious illness."

Stress, burnout and exhaustion

They also found that we spend less than the cost of a coffee on our physical and mental health a day.

Less than half of Irish workers go to their GP for a yearly checkup.

Some say they've suffered from burnout, while the majority are experiencing stress at work.

Dr Chris Luke says good sleep is important too:

"The first three letters of 'fatigue' are f-a-t."

"Often if you're exhausted, you will compensate by eating excessively."

Other figures

One quarter of workers spend more than six hours a day sitting,

More than two thirds won't look for professional support for stress.

Only a third say they have a good work/life balance.

Nine in ten have said they'll work while sick.


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