Health Problems Your Job Can Cause (And How To Get Over Them)

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We all want to find the perfect job – but even if your job seems perfect, you won’t necessarily feel happy or healthy all the time. There are some health problems that can be exacerbated by your place of work and what you do all day at your job – here are some examples, along with some ways that you can help yourself…

Weight Gain

We’ve all heard about the freshman fifteen – the amount of pounds that everyone’s supposed to gain when they start college and begin living on pizza and beer. But no one ever talks about the weight that a lot of people gain when they start their first office jobs. Sitting at a desk all day simply isn’t good for your health – not only are most people much more naturally active than that, but it also leads to you simply not burning off as many calories as you should. First of all, remember that your metabolism changes as you get older and you should be eating healthier foods – take a salad for lunch and a smoothie to fill you up at breakfast. Second, make sure that you walk as much as possible in your free time. Your body will absolutely thank you for it.

Back And Neck Pain

Office jobs can also be very rough on your back and neck, particularly if your computer isn’t at the exact right height. If you’re finding that you’re having problems it’s a good idea to go and see a chiropractor and get regular massages – and it’s also a good idea to start doing an exercise like yoga, which will keep you in shape and ease any aching in your muscles. If you don’t have time for a class, Yoga With Adriene is a great YouTube channel that might help.

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Lung Disease

Probably one of the most serious problems that you can suffer from as a result of your work environment, lung problems can include mesothelioma, a cancer that starts in the tissue that covers each lung and is often caused by exposure to asbestos. This can often happen to people who work in buildings where asbestos was used – it’s important to ensure that you wear a mask and that you take as many breaks as possible. Asthma can also be made worse by your working conditions, particularly if you work in a dusty office or if you’re under a lot of stress. Make sure that you take your preventative inhaler every day to prevent from any asthma attacks.

Depression

Finally, it’s important to remember that depression isn’t anything to be ashamed of. It affects millions of people over the world and you need to remember to seek help for it so that it doesn’t get worse. It can often be made worse by your job, particularly if you feel stressed or unfulfilled. Try to remember that your job isn’t forever – you can find something that you love more in the future. In the meantime, focus on the things that you love outside work.

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