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."
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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."
Our research shows that Irish workers spend less than the price of a coffee on their health and wellbeing every day.
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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.