86% of Americans say work interferes with efforts to improve health: 5 survey findings

Achieving work-life balance remains difficult for many professionals, even affecting their health efforts, according to a recent FlexJobs survey.

For the January 2018 survey, researchers asked 1,200 professionals about their jobs and how various factors contribute to their work-life balance.

Here are five survey findings.

1. Fewer professionals reported satisfaction with their work-life balance this year. Thirty percent said they were currently satisfied, down 15 percent from three years ago.

2. Stress levels also rose. Thirty-seven percent of respondents said they feel stressed about their work-life balance, compared to the 29 percent of surveyed professionals who reported stress related to work-life balance in 2015.

3. Many professionals (86 percent) said work conflicts with their efforts to improve overall health.

4. Eighty-nine percent of professionals said they believed having a job with flexible work options — such as telecommuting, accommodating schedule, freelance, or part-time — would allow them to make efforts to improve their health, according to the survey.

5. A similar number of professionals (88 percent) said they believed having a job with flexible work options would decrease their stress levels.

Read the full survey findings here.



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