Man with back pain n. Nearly two-thirds of the people experiencing pain said they are doing stretches at home to deal with the pain, and half are taking over-the-counter pain medication.

It turns out there is a downside to working from home due to COVID-19, and it’s taking a toll on people’s mental and physical health.

With most daily commutes consisting of traveling from the bedroom to the home office, and with socialization often relegated to video calls, the lack of movement is causing physical and mental health problems among employees. A survey of 900 people conducted by Hinge Health found that back and joint pain is a common health problem among those working from home, and that depression and anxiety are on the rise.

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Nate Robson

Nate Robson is the U.S. Supreme Court and regulatory editor. Contact him at [email protected]. On Twitter: @Nate_Robson1.

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