With the UK now in its 15th week of lockdown, many Brits have become pretty accustomed to working from home.
But a shocking new model has revealed the worrying effects that working from home could be having on your body.
DirectlyApply has developed a model called Susan, to show what working from home could do to you in just 25 years.
A spokesperson from DirectlyApply said: “With lockdown having forced people across the globe into what has been the world’s largest remote working experiment, our usual interpretation of the perk has been transformed forever.
“Whilst your bed-to-desk commute may allow for more free time and independence, will the physical repercussions to your mind and body be worth it in the future?
“From reduced social interaction and lack of proper exercise, to hunched shoulders and digital eye strain – Susan outlines the many physical implications of what spending hours glued to your laptop can unknowingly be doing to your physical and mental wellbeing.”
Susan has dry and bloodshot eyes as a result of staring at her screen all day, while too much time spent with poor posture has resulted in a hyperextended neck, rounded shoulders and hunchback.
A lack of Vitamin D – which is mostly absorbed from sun exposure – has led to hair loss, as well as pale and dull skin with increased wrinkles.
Meanwhile, Susan has piled on the pounds due to the long periods of being stuck inside, and constant snacking.
Finally, going without human contact and overworking has led to increased stress, which can have harmful physical and psychological effects.
If you’re working from home, there are several things you can do to ensure you don’t end up looking like Susan.
From making a dedicated workspace to making sure you take regular breaks, the NHS has several key tips to make working from home easier.
The NHS explained: “These 7 simple tips can help you adjust to working at home, feel more productive and take care of your mental health in these difficult times.”
You can find more information here.