Experts predict what working from home does to your mind and body in the long-term... and it doesn't look good

*Gets off the sofa and changes out of pajamas*

1/25/2021 4:53:00 AM

*Gets off the sofa and changes out of pajamas immediately.*

*Gets off the sofa and changes out of pajamas*

AdvertisementLike all big changes, it has crossed our minds what impact remote working could be having in the long-term. And even though it's currently out of our control, it makes us wonder whether we'd choose flexible working in the future, especially when you hear the bleak outcomes experts predict for our posture, stress levels and sleep - not to mention skin, hair and weight.

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