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6 Common Health Issues Working Class People Experience Daily


6 Common Health Issues Working Class People Experience Daily – In the corporate world, it is hard for us to maintain a balance in our life, career and health. We often mix up everything because we feel when we give all our attention to one thing, we lose sight of others, thus we neglect ourselves in the chase of other goals not knowing we are the first goal to chase.

Now I am no doctor or medical personnel, but what you would read in the following paragraphs are from research and “a little bit of sauce” oh I mean a little bit of personal experience….lol.

Here are some of the health issues working class people face but tend to ignore or see as a norm:

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1. Body Aches:


This is mostly at the back, shoulder, neck and wrist. While at work, you slouch in your chair as you hurriedly try to meet up with deadlines for that day. You may not feel any ill-effects after sitting with poor posture for a few hours, but over time the stress that poor posture places on your joints can lead to serious body aches. Sitting in a slouched position at your desk for an extended period of time puts a great deal of stress on you, especially if your body is not properly supported.

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2. Depression:


This is as a result of the pressure people place on themselves and mental health. They go into depression when they notice the goals set are not forthcoming and they can’t seem to be where they assumed they should be. Most times. all you need is just to relax and re-strategize. The stress of entrepreneurship can take their toll on people, both physically and emotionally. Depression is a huge problem among entrepreneurs and employees but it is often not seen as a phase that requires adequate attention.

3. Digestive Issues:

A lot of employers and employees do not know this.. but maintaining a bad sitting position for too long can lead to digestive issues. Sitting does more than just constrict your heart and lungs, it also constricts your intestines. This can make digestion uncomfortable and cause a host of issues. If you are experiencing digestive distress, you may want to take a closer look at your posture and how much time you are spending sitting each day immediately after eating.

4. Migraine:


This is due to long hours of work and less sleep. People who work daily always assume not having adequate sleep shows you work harder and smarter than others, but No.. Its so wrong. Rather, research shows people who work and try to get at least 6 hours of uninterrupted sleep are more productive than others who get less sleep. Yes, they could deliver faster but mostly not better.

A study by the Harvard Medical Centre links insufficient sleep with the risk of developing certain medical conditions including obesity, diabetes, heart diseases, hypertension, loss of immune function, drug and alcohol addiction as well as increased risk of mortality.

5. Stomach Ulcer:


This is also referred to as Peptic Ulcer which is majorly caused by poor eating habit and this is common in the corporate world. Poor eating habits which includes: Irregular meal timings. Over-eating or loss of appetite is some of the causes.

A lot of us can count the number of times we’ve ever eaten breakfast this year… Even lunch, we skip that with the excuse of being too busy or consumed with work. It is advisable that you take at least a cup of tea every morning and eat good food for lunch and possibly dinner as well.

While working on my 9–5 job, I’ve discovered that Lunch is basically the only good food I eat, but I try to eat something for breakfast and dinner.

6. Blurred Vision:


This is caused as a result of sitting too close to your computer screen or staring at it for too long. This can lead to some vision problems, explains Dr. Joan Portello, an associate professor and researcher at the State University of New York School of Optometry.

He added that “A lot of people don’t realize this, but when you’re viewing something really close, that’s when your eyes are working the hardest — much harder than when you’re looking at something far away”. That’s why it’s advisable to avoid sitting too close or staring on your laptops or gadgets for too long.

Furthermore, Dr Chike — founder of a health startup based in Lagos — buttresses this point by sharing his 20/20/20 rule: “staring at a computer for too long leaves people prone to headaches as a result of eye strain. There is simple rule I like to adopt: every 20 minutes, stare at a distance about 20 feet away for about 20 seconds”

You know what, I could go on and on with the crazy health issues people in the corporate world tend to ignore but which are very important, but then I guess you might be wondering,” So what do we do?”

The first few step to living healthy or maintaining a healthy lifestyle is to:

  • Be intentional about your health. If you love yourself, you would take good care of yourself.
  • Eat right when you should. drink a lot of water. It is advisable that you keep a water bottle by your side as you work.
  • Exercise as often as you can. Do little stretches when you wake up every morning.
  • Stand up and Take a walk out of your workspace once in a while. Avoid sitting for too long or staring at your laptop for too long. Take your eyes away often.
  • Go for regular checkups or seek medical care when you know you should. Nothing concerning your health should be too little to treat.
  • Spend Time away from your gadgets once in a while or once in an hour even if it’s just for a minute
  • Live, Love, Laugh, detox yourself of any negativity around you.
  • Spend time with friends and family members when you should.
  • Relax, Chill and do something that makes you happy every day as much as you can.

Remember only the living can actually live!

Thank you!

Written by: Precious Okhimamhe -

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