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Remote worker Another negative health outcome? Even though workers were not stuck at an office or in a car, outdoor activities actually decreased. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Working from home can bring about higher productivity—but it also seems to increase reports of lower back pain and weight gain, a new study in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

The study looked at a range of issues associated with working from home during the COVID 19 pandemic, especially given that most workers did not have the specially designed ergonomic equipment more commonly found in offices. Researchers surveyed workers about musculoskeletal pain, sleep conditions, physical activity, resting, equipment and productivity.

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