We've all heard by now that sitting is killing us. And unless your boss will spring for a standing or treadmill desk, chances are you spend most of your day doing just that. People with sedentary jobs are at increased risk for obesity, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes.
In addition to making your mom yell at you at family gatherings, slouching can contribute to arthritis and bursitis. And just try not to slouch after a long day hunched over the keyboard. It's next to impossible.
3. Forced Positivity = Depression
Here's a study from the Department of No Duh: research shows that forcing people to pretend to be positive about something makes them depressed. So much for team-building exercises.
4. Sick Building Syndrome
Bad air quality can expose you to bacteria, toxic chemicals, mold, and the flu. OK, I added that last part in. But if you've ever worked in an office during the flu season, you know there's more than one type of sick building.
Working too hard is bad for more than just your attitude. Research shows that people who work more than 10 hours a day have a 60 percent higher risk for cardiovascular problems. (Unsurprisingly, this research was conducted in Europe, home of the month-long yearly vacation, but I will take it.)
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