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

Most people are overworked and stressed, but know how they’d relax if
given the chance

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In honor of its inaugural Summer Spa Retreat event (,
which runs from July 26-28 and features amazing offers at some of the
top spas around the country, Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) (
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,” 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.

Forty-one percent of the survey respondents say it’s been six months or
longer since they’ve felt completely relaxed and stress free. Over a
quarter of American workers reported enduring constant pressure from
their boss and roughly 1 in 7 also suffered pressure from their
co-workers. The survey showed that about 1:30 p.m. is the most stressful
time of the day, and the average worker doesn’t begin to relax until
4:30 p.m.

“While people are stressed and overworked, the good news is that most
people are at least aware of the need to maintain a healthy work-life
balance and know exactly what they would do to relax if given the time,”
Martincevic added. “Whether it’s a massage or another popular spa
treatment, we want to help people find the time and places to relax.”

When it comes to unwinding, getting a massage, manicure or pedicure,
going to the beach, hitting the gym as well as playing video games are
some of the things respondents would do if they had a full day off.
According to survey respondents, the ideal massage lasts about 48

Top 3 ways women would relax if they had a full day to spend alone:
a spa or beauty treatment
Spend a day at the beach
Go to the

Top 3 ways men would relax if they had a full day to spend alone:
a day at the beach
Get a spa or beauty treatment
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Groupon’s Summer Spa Retreat offers customers a number of ways to relax
and pamper themselves at top brands and well-known places such as the

To kick off the event, all users will receive 20% off beauty and spa
deals on Tuesday, July 26 by using the promo code SPA20.* Throughout the
three days, Groupon is giving everyone the opportunity to win $1,000 in
Groupon Bucks by entering the Summer Spa Retreat Sweepstakes by visiting
Anyone who purchases a beauty and spa deal during the event will be
automatically entered.

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offering a vast mobile and online marketplace where people discover and
save on amazing things to do, see, eat and buy. By enabling real-time
commerce across local businesses, travel destinations, consumer products
and live events, shoppers can find the best a city has to offer.

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by providing them with customizable and scalable marketing tools and
services to profitably grow their businesses.

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Nick Halliwell