A new study has shown what office workers could look like in 20 years’ time and the results aren’t pretty. The study saw a life-size doll named Emma, created to show what workers would look like in current working conditions.
According to experts, future office workers could end up with a variety of health issues including a protruding tummy, a hunched back and varicose veins.
Report highlights health issues of a poor office set-up
The new report entitled ‘The Work Colleague of the Future’, highlights the issues a poor office set-up will have on employee health. It revealed that a staggering 90% of office workers in the UK are currently suffering from health issues caused by the working environment.
Some of the health conditions found to be plaguing office workers right now include sore eyes, headaches and back pain. These problems were also found to be having an impact on how well the workers can carry out their job.
The findings resulted in Emma, the life-size doll, being created to show how workers would look if changes aren’t made to the working environment. This showed a disturbing change in appearance and a variety of serious health issues like varicose veins.
How to avoid varicose veins and other conditions
While the main changes which need to be made to offices are down to business owners, there are some things workers can do to prevent these worrying health issues.
To avoid the development of varicose veins, for example, office workers should ensure they take regular breaks to walk around and boost the circulation within the legs. Compression socks can also be worn by those who have a sedentary job.
If you already experience tired, aching legs, it’s worth undergoing a consultation to discover whether it’s a symptom of varicose veins. The earlier they are treated, the less invasive the treatment will be. It can also prevent the varicose veins from worsening over time. Call 01872 308 520 to book a consultation today at the Cornwall Vein Clinic and find out which varicose vein treatments are available.