We spend much of our time doing our day job. Whether that is working from home, in an office or outside. Our time is spent working for someone else and earning a wage to pay our bills. But what happens when our day jobs start affecting our health? Up to 50% of people have job related problems that go on to cause health issues for their future. So with that in mind, here are some of the health risks your job could be causing, now and in the future.
Achy wrists while sat at the computer
Many people have jobs that require them to sit at a desk all day in front of the computer. We are putting our bodies, wrists and hands into an unnatural position. Without regular breaks from the computer, it can lead on to other problems. If you begin to feel aches and tingling sensation in your write and hands, then you amy struggling with carpal tunnel syndrome. While not uncommon, it can be treated with carpal tunnel treatment. Don’t ignore it. The best advice would be to take regular breaks from your desk.
Piled on pressure and deadlines
We’ve all been there. A deadline is looming, and more work gets piled on your desk. Or your boss is firing emails over or breathing down your neck. Deadlines and pressure at work can be the biggest cause of job-related stress. Causing many people unable to work due to how they feel. Job related stress can be the start of many other underlying health problems, including depression and anxiety. While it may not be something you can avoid, you can time manage yourself better and speak to your workplace if you are struggling.
Excessive noise in the workplace
Do you happen to work in a place with a loud noise? Then if this isn’t managed it can go on to lead you health problems with your head and ears. It is very common for people to experience hearing loss and it can be an issue that often gets overlooked. Protective headgear could be wrong to avoid issues occurring.
Most commonly caused when not obtaining the right diet, diabetes can have a significant effect on your health. It can also be brought on by job related stress. Poor diet and not taking the time to eat can be a big indicator of an underlying health problem. If you begin to feel excessively thirsty, fatigue, and struggle with blurry vision then it’s time to speak to a doctor.
Headaches that keep coming back
Migraines and recurrent headaches can cause big problems for you. Being in work and having a particularly stressful job can be a cause of it. But also not taking regular breaks from the computer and not drinking enough water can cause problems as well. During work, it’s vital to look after yourself, give yourself regular breaks and hydrate. Headaches can be a symptom of some other underlying health problems so don’t ignore the pain.
I hope this highlights some of the issues you may face in the workplace.