Stressed out employees who eat "al-desko" are adding 16 days of work a year by not taking their full lunch hours, a UK study has revealed.
According to The Daily Mail, a poll found 60 per cent of office workers ate at their desk every day, while two-thirds took only half their lunch break entitlement.
This means many are working an extra 128 hours a year - equivalent to 16 eight-hour days.
Dr Patrick Tissington, Associate Dean of Business Partnerships at Aston University, said employees were putting their health at risk through stress, bad posture and inactivity.
He said it was important for health and wellbeing for workers to take regular breaks, get up and walk around.