No fewer than one in three Belgian people feel restless when they don’t have their mobile phone on them. On average, we hold our phones about nine hours a day. No surprise then that being offline now and then is vitally important!
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In 2019, the World Health Organisation (WHO) officially recognised burnout as an illness. While there are no exact figures on burnout yet, approximately 150,000 people have been signed off work for more than a year due to a mental illness. Staggering figures.
Every day, a huge number of plastic bottles are used, a large proportion of which end up in our seas and oceans. The success of initiatives such as Mei Plasticvrij in Belgium has shown that we are becoming more and more aware of the problem. At Thermae.com, we, too, are passionate about doing our bit to protect the environment.
A survey in which women’s magazine Cosmopolitan polled 2,500 of its readers revealed that we are all incredibly busy. Over 60% of respondents said they were very busy, 85% even reported being so busy that it affected their physical health, and more than half are struggling with stress-induced mental issues.