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Avoid these mindless office habits

Posted on 10 August '15 by , under General News.

The worst part about bad habits picked up at the office is the fact that many employees don’t even realise they are doing them. Work life can often introduce a range of bad habits that can take a serious toll on a person’s health.

But it is never too late to change. Being aware of what these habits are and thinking of ways to avoid them can improve a person’s mental and physical health. Below are some common mindless habits that many employees may have without even realising.

Leaning your face in your hands: Even though it may be a comfortable position, touching your face excessively is an enemy to good skin care and hygiene. Regularly touching your face can make you skin more likely to break out since you are spreading germs or other bacteria from your hands. Always try to sit up straight to avoid the temptation to do this. If that’s too hard, make sure you keep your hands nice and clean by washing them regularly.

Slouching: Bad posture can result in bad health. Having poor posture while staring at some form of technology can strain your upper body, which can lead to neck and shoulder pain. Slouching can also negatively influence your mood. Just like the point above, make a mental note to always try and sit up straight.

Sitting all day: If you haven’t already heard, sitting is considered to be ‘the new smoking’. This isn’t that great for those who work at a desk for eight hours a day. Sedentary lifestyles increase the risk of having diabetes and heart disease, and it can also hurt your back. Try and move around as often as you can in the office. Perhaps go for a short walk every so often, use a standing desk if possible, or even engage in some yoga to undo any damage received from sitting at a desk all day.