HOW YOUR OFFICE JOB IS DESTROYING YOUR BODY
Aside from the stress at work, there are things you do every day in your office that are slowly chipping away at you.
Sitting at your desk all day. Sitting for lengthy periods is terrible for your body. Aches and pains are the least of your problems — it can lead to an early death. You're at a higher risk of muscular skeletal disorders, obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart disease and more, even if you work out regularly.
Bad air quality in your building. The EPA calls it "Sick Building Syndrome." The air inside a building can be up to 100 times dirtier than outside, and you're exposed to a variety of unhealthy gases and chemicals.
Working for over 10 hours per day. European researchers found that people who work 10 hours or more every day have a 60 percent greater risk of a multitude of cardiovascular problems, including heart attack and angina.
Endlessly staring at a computer screen. Even though computer screens don't give off radiation, the strain from staring over long periods of time can cause harm to your vision. Beyond that, you can also experience headaches and migraines.
Dirty keyboards. Keyboards can be a breeding ground for bacteria if not kept clean. Microbiologists found that keyboards can even have up to five times as many bacteria as a bathroom.
Typing too much. Excessive amounts of typing is a well-known cause of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS).
Eating fast food for lunch. A portion of fast food usually has around double the calories to another similar food of the same size, and they have a lot of oxidized fat, which increases the risk of heart disease
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