Sickness Absence Has Fallen to All-Time Low, According to New Study

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There's nothing worse than waking up and feeling sick. It completely throws you off—from ruining your focus at work to causing you to hibernate all week long, hiding from friends and family. But the thing is that quite a few of us aren't taking sick days, according to a new Office of National Statistics study that says sickness absence has fallen by more than 50% since 1993 in the UK. Which means more and more of us are powering through when we should be resting up.

However, in order to get better, sometimes we need rest. Be kind to yourself and make a judgement call on if you need a day or two to recover. But if you want to get back on your feet quickly, we did some research to uncover the remedies that actually work to get results fast.

Keep reading for our expert-approved antidotes.

Do you take sick days if you're feeling bad or power through? Come tell us in The British Beauty Line.