Research by global workplace provider Regus canvassed the opinions of more than 4,000 business people across the UK and found that those working from home eat more between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm than people based in offices.
A third (32 per cent) of the UK’s business professionals reported that they fear getting fat due to the temptation to snack more when working from home compared to working in an office environment.
45 per cent of UK workers are now based outside of their main office for more than half the week. However, there are clear distinctions between working from home and working remotely from a flexible, professional workspace.
Richard Morris, Regus UK CEO, comments:
“Remote working has become something of a catch-all term. But working from home is different to working from a purpose-built, flexible workspace.
“The temptation to snack is just one of several distractions that can affect home-workers. Often, they are jostling for space with other members of the family, or called upon to assist with errands during working hours.
“Alternatively, flexible workspace provides workers with convenience in terms of location but also offers an environment that is immediately professional and geared towards productivity. Now, it seems that there are health benefits too.
“Working from home makes it easy to reach for a doughnut whilst still in your pyjamas. This look is not so popular in a workspace surrounded by professional peers!”