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Office workers are more susceptible to diseases

01/11/2019

Work in the office seems to have nothing to do with dangerous things. The office has convenient chairs, computers, air conditioning, and even a place to have afternoon tea, all of which create a comfortable environment. However, many studies have shown that office workers are at risk of many diseases.

  1. Back and joint pain

In the office, we sat down for at least 5-6 hours. This often causes problems with the spine and joints, especially if our posture is wrong (for example, stretching to the neck of the monitor) or an uncomfortable chair.

Suggestion:

  • Get up at least every half hour and walk around the office or do a relaxing workout.
  • Make sure the workplace allows you to maintain the correct posture without having to approach the display or away from the display.
  1. Dry eye syndrome

Read the things on the display carefully, we seem to forget the blink of an eye? This is why working on a computer or reading a document carefully can cause dry eye. Its form of expression is familiar to many people: pain, dryness, and sometimes the feeling of foreign bodies in the eye.

Suggestion:

  • Check your workplace: Active work on the computer should be at the line of sight, the lights should not cause eye strain, and the air in the air conditioner should not enter the face directly.
  • Every 20 minutes, try to look at distant objects and actively blink and moisturize the mucous membranes.
  • Do simple eye exercise for your eyes at least once a day.
  • If your eyes are still dry, use a special moisturizing drop.

  1. Influenza

Why do those who sit in a warm office often suffer during the flu or cold outbreak? The answer is simple: in the office, we are in a sweltering environment with little ventilation and many people. One of the employees has become ill and is very likely to be able to infect colleagues. In addition, air conditioning is also not good for health: the difference in temperature between the office and the street increases the number of colds.

Suggestion:

  • Avoid shaking hands during the epidemic.
  • In the cold season, if possible, try to drink vitamins in one year.
  • Pay attention to the ventilation of the office
  1. Varicose veins

Another problem faced by many office workers is varicose veins. According to statistics, 30% of women and 10% of men have problems similar to this. Due to stagnant blood in sedentary work, the walls of the blood vessels become thinner and unpleasant knots and veins may appear on the legs. In the most severe cases, varicose veins may develop bleeding and may also form nutritional ulcers.

Suggestion:

  • Don’t wear high heels often (preferably any more than 2-3 hours a day)
  • Don’t sit in the position of “Jiro’s legs”
  • Regular massage is also good, if not possible, at least after a day’s work, lie down and do a “knee lift” posture.

  1. Carpal tunnel syndrome

This syndrome can occur on people who often print on the keyboard and use the mouse. It appears to be due to the compression of the median nerve between the bones, the transverse ligaments of the wrist and the tendons of the wrist muscles. The thumb and forefinger seem to feel uncomfortable, and over time, the pain can cause shoulder tingling.

Suggestion:

  • Place the computer on the keyboard and try to use the mouse comfortably: the hand should not hang from the table.
  • If you still feel pain or tingling, then you need to lower your hands to restore blood flow and stretch your wrists.
  1. Chronic fatigue syndrome

Sustained stress, fatigue and a high pace of life can lead to chronic fatigue syndrome, also known as a managerial syndrome. It is not easy to diagnose it, although it is marked: persistent fatigue and indifference, poor sleep and irritability.

Suggestion:

  • More is to go for a walk outside, it is best to leave the city several times a week to appreciate nature.
  • Start accepting a little tea at night, which will help calm the nervous system.
  1. Digestive diseases

Incorrect and irregular nutrition can remind you of painful abdominal pain, gastritis, colitis, obesity and other diseases. The problem of biscuits and chocolates from vending machines, harmful snacks in the workplace, and the constant recommendation of colleagues to “drink tea” exacerbate this problem.

Suggestion:

  • Set up diet and drinks (up to 2-2.5 liters of water per day)
  • By the way, it can help make special apps that regularly remind you to have a drink. Replace harmful office food with healthy fruits and vegetables.
  1. Depression

Team training and motivational meetings are now very popular. Employers believe that this will help unite the team and learn more about the company’s mission. However, recent research suggests that employees who are unsure of this situation may be a cruel joke when they take a positive attitude toward work. People will think that this further emphasizes how unhappy they are, which makes them feel oppressed and depressed.

Suggestion:

  • If you are not getting the fun of training, please give up temporarily
  • It’s best to spend a night, give yourself a good book, let you relax
  • Meet more real friends more often than virtual friends
  • Social networks can increase oppression because everyone wants to look better than they actually are
  1. Bacterial disease

Microbiologists have found that if the keyboard is not cleaned often, it can be more than five times more bacteria than in the bathroom. The presence of one of them may be dangerous bacteria, such as E. coli and coliform: they can cause poisoning. Unpleasant living microorganisms such as keyboards and office furniture can cause the surface of various diseases.

Suggestion:

  • Clean the workplace regularly: wipe the table, display, keyboard
  • On the table, there must be preservatives, and their surfaces should be treated from time to time.
  • Wash your hands often, especially in the office, if you want to have a snack.

 

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