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IN Lifestyle ON 25 Jan, 2016
We can never assume a very conducive or healthy workplace for each day we have in our lives. Even simple but repeated actions may cause serious health conditions in the long run. In reality, there are negative practices that we can never get away from on a daily basis, especially if we do not care about it, or if we simply let it happen without it being addressed. Before earning unwanted effects from actions you regularly experience, think again and consider this. There is still hope for you to establish a healthy barrier, a strong solution against these risks. Read this once in a lifetime lifehack for you, or you will regret it, you office addict.
Uh-uh, health experts say that it is dangerous when one cannot maximize his/her own breaks due to workloads. They tend to resort to food choices that are more accessible, but less healthy. These cravings are temporarily filled by these sugar-filled products you can tap from a vending machine. Sadly, in the long run, this practice when continued may lead you to complications such as heart disease and obesity. To combat this problem, prepare your own snack or lunch at home so you may find healthier.
Experts pointed out that having a bad posture while in front of your working desk will later make you develop a condition known as kyphosis--where ligaments and muscles are stretched in a no-no manner. Good thing, as early as you know about this, you may adjust your posture properly by observing proper leveling of your chair with relation to your desk or keyboard. You should also keep your feet flat on the floor, and your screen at eye level.
Depression and nervous system complications such as stroke will later develop in people who always subscribe to longer working hours, in other words, working "overtime" or O.T. I know, you're feeling that stress when you're being workaholic. So, to make this load lighter, try to stuff non-work related activities, at least, three times in a week such as watching a baseball game or hanging out with colleagues.
Skipping breakfast will get you somewhere negative. Specifically, you'll get as much as weak metabolism, obesity, low blood levels, menstrual delays for females, and a bad mood at work. To make your work experience happier, please do not forget to eat a good morning meal--maybe with your family or your flatmate.
When I say bully, it is not only about the people who pressures you a lot like your immediate boss, but also the tight deadlines and lined-up stuff that need attention. Unfortunately, these antagonists are some of the reasons why employees become literally ill. Good thing, the best solution is social in nature. Discuss your concerns with the authorities so they would know. Whenever there is a negative feedback, move on and take another job elsewhere.
Too much coffee will give you sleep deprivation and insomnia, or worse, high blood pressure. This addiction to coffee is never a good idea. So, as early as now, if you cannot totally get away with it, better have some control. A coffee a day is enough to keep your performance at work.
Hey, guys. Listen to this: Your chair never told you about being too clingy with it for hours. I know that sitting will cause you less work, but doing it for long will give your body the feeling it doesn't deserve. Sitting for hours will give you unexpected heart attacks, diabetes, and the likes. Now, to get rid of this is simple: Take a break. If you could stand for, let's say, 5 minutes, do it. Do not be your chair's slave.
When your eyes are exposed to too much radiation from the computer, your eyes may later develop eye strain and other problems related to vision. As a solution, try to regularly blink it to maintain the eyes hydrated. Moreover, try the 20-20-20 formula. Glance somewhere 20 ft. far for 20 seconds, with 20 minutes interval. Alright!
Resorting to elevators while going up to work on a regular basis may never develop your cardiovascular strength. If you really have no time for workouts, take the stairs instead. Not only your breathing will be practiced, but also your leg muscles and also, your lower body.
Improper ventilation at the workplace will weaken your work performance, and would later give you respiratory problems. To get over with this scenario, tell your building administrator to provide you with better ventilation, preferably a good office window where air can get through.
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