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New Groupon Survey Reveals that 60 Percent of Americans Have an Unhealthy Work-Life Balance

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In honor of its inaugural Summer Spa Retreat event (http://www.groupon.com/occasion/spa-retreat), which runs from July 26-28 and features amazing offers at some of the top spas around the country, Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) (http://www.groupon.com) surveyed 2,000 Americans on their levels of stress and what they would do to relax if given the chance. The results showed that 60 percent of Americans are trapped in an unhealthy work-life balance and don’t have enough time in the day to relax. With all of the pressures and responsibilities of work and home life, a third of Americans said they worked too hard, and nearly 40 percent said they worked too many hours.

“We knew that many Americans were stressed because many of them come to Groupon every day looking for ways to relax -- however, we were surprised at just how stressed they really are”

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“We knew that many Americans were stressed because many of them come to Groupon every day looking for ways to relax -- however, we were surprised at just how stressed they really are,” said Silvija Martincevic, vice president and general manager of health, beauty and wellness, Groupon. “Balancing the demands of a career and family can be tough, which is why it’s so important to make sure that you regularly give yourself a break.”

The results also showed Americans typically take most, but not all, of their vacation days in a given year. Although the average worker takes eleven days off, the results show it’s for reasons other than rest and relaxation. Of those eleven days taken off from work, six days are spent doing things around the home, looking after sick children or pets, running errands, going to appointments or taking care of other chores.

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