Newsday Tuesday: The shower game

Newsday Tuesday: The shower game


Posted 12th June by Peter Byrne

Did you think having a shower is the time to, well, just have a shower?

You'd be wrong. A new survey has revealed the UK is a nation of multitaskers when it comes to having a wash.

A YouGov survey of over two-thousand UK adults, commissioned by Mira Showers, proved to have some interesting results.

The survey investigated the tasks that people were likely to carry out when they were having a shower, and found:

- 16 per cent will shave

- 13 per cent will listen to music

- 10 per cent sing

- seven per cent brush their teeth

However, the results vary on your age and where you come from...

62 per cent of respondents said they actually don't multitask in the shower at all, but it is 18-24-year-olds who really buck this trend.

In fact, a huge 70 per cent of this age group have said they do multitask in the shower, one way or another.

While this might seem productive, survey results showed that trying to juggle these tasks will mean you end up spending more time in the shower than you need to.

For instance, the survey found 18 to 24- year-olds spend an amazing 11 minutes and 26 seconds in the shower, which works out at nearly four minutes longer than the national average. In more extreme cases, one per cent even said they would spend over 30 minutes in the shower too.

Young adults are also the most likely age group to try out their vocal chords compared to any other age group, with 22 per cent saying they will sing during their shower routine.

Impressively, two per cent of those who live in London, the North East and Wales manage to check their phones while they're in the shower - that's a good effort to avoid getting it wet!

Matt Herbert, a spokesperson for Mira Showers, said: "For many of us, the shower is a place to get refreshed and prepared for the day ahead. Our lives seem to get busier by the minute, so it’s no surprise that some of us try to cram as much as we can into our morning routines. But sometimes it’s important to take time to enjoy the sanctuary that something as humble as our showers can offer us. We urge people to re-evaluate the need to check their phone while in the shower, but singing in the shower can be a fantastic health benefit and make shower time even more enjoyable, whether you’re pitch perfect or not!"

You can find out more here.





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