Busy lives and mobile phones mean more than half of Brits are ‘always on’


More than half of Brits are ‘always on’, according to a study.

Researchers who polled 2,000 adults found fast-paced lifestyles, always being contactable by mobile and increasing demands at work mean few truly ‘switch off’.

Other factors include the stress of being a parent, longer commuting times and financial pressures amid rising living costs.

But two thirds believe their difficulty in switching off has taken its toll on both their health and emotional wellbeing.

Commissioned by tea brand Twinings, the research also found those polled truly switch off for just 54 minutes a day on average.