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Research reveals employees only have the energy to work five days

Britain is labelled the hardest working nation in Europe – but in reality employees only have the energy to knuckle down for FIVE hours a day, according to a new survey by Boots.

Despite being paid for a nine-to-five day, most Brits don’t even wake up properly until 9:45am.

They go on to work a full morning, but after taking a 32 minute lunch break, they hit the ‘graveyard shift’ at 2:00pm.

This afternoon slump can last for up to one hour and 14 minutes – indicating that workers don’t function properly again until 3:14pm.

The poll of 4,000 office workers revealed that British businesses are therefore losing on average 151 minutes for every employee, every day, due to TIREDNESS.

Boots pharmacist Angela Chalmers said: “Britain is in the grips of an energy crisis. We are now launching an exclusive energy boosting supplement to help Britain regain its reputation as a hard working nation. The supplement, containing KanekaQ10, helps convert food into energy, so if you’re lacking a bit of get-up-and-go then this could be just what you’re looking for to put a spring in your step.

The research revealed that by not working for 151 minutes a day, Brits are on average ‘slumping’ at their desks for a staggering 39,260 minutes or 27 DAYS across a 52-week year.

A whopping 76 per cent of people polled say that although they sleep for seven hours a night, they often find it difficult to concentrate at work due to tiredness.

And during this time they find it easier to surf the internet (37 per cent) or visit the snack machine (40 per cent) – rather than work – until they regain their concentration.

One in five people prefer to communicate with friends by text message than try to get a grip of the work they are doing when they feel tired.

Boots pharmacist Angela Chalmers continues: “Our modern day lifestyle often means we can find it tough to stay alert during the 9 to 5 and we have become a nation of ‘slumpers’ as a result. It’s hard to maintain energy levels when you’re stressed out at the office and living off a diet of chocolate bars and crisps, but thankfully all it takes are a few simple diet and lifestyle changes to get you back on track.”

In addition to feeling lethargic, more than half of workers say they can’t function without regular caffeine hits – and visit the kitchen to make tea or coffee at least four times a day.

Excessive caffeine can also have the opposite effect on your energy levels, sending you into a downward spiral rather than an upward curve – so it’s best to stick to just a few cups a day to make sure you’re on form.”

Posted by, Asif Yusuf

 

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