6 Things You Do at Your Desk That Could Ruin Your Health

Get rid of these bad habits before your health is seriously affected.
6 Things You Do at Your Desk That Could Ruin Your Health
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This article was translated from our Spanish edition using AI technologies. Errors may exist due to this process.

We spend almost half of the day in an office , even more so if you are doing home office because of the pandemic . And, paradoxically, it is in this place where we adopt the least healthy habits : eating badly, moving little , becoming very anxious ... Is it possible to reverse this trend? Of course. While there are some things that we cannot avoid - such as stress from time to time - there are many others that we can stop doing to ensure that our workday is much more beneficial to our health. Take note!

Eating junk snacks

It happens to all of us: in a hurry to solve thousands of tasks, we go long hours without eating or - worse still - we satisfy our appetite with a bag of potatoes, some chocolates or some unhealthy cookies. If this happened from time to time there would be no problem, but this happens day after day, week after week, year after year ... The consequences of eating junk food frequently are overweight, risk of diabetes, inability to concentrate and anxiety , among many others.

Not stop from your place

One of the worst habits that those of us who work in an office adopt is sitting for long hours behind a desk. Lack of mobility has a myriad of negative health consequences: weight gain, muscle stiffness, constipation, urinary infections ... Do you need more reasons to stretch and walk at least once an hour?

Not drinking enough water

Let us guess: since you're so busy, it's easy to forget to drink water and spend hours without tasting a single drop. Well, this affects you much more than you think: drinking little water causes serious problems in the kidneys , promotes migraines and slows down your metabolism, among many other things. Make sure you drink at least 8 glasses a day.

Eat at your desk

How we eat is almost as important as what we eat. When you get away from your desk (even for a few minutes) and talk to more people, your brain rests, clears your thoughts and recharges energy, so you return to your workplace feeling more relaxed and being more productive. On the contrary, eating at your desk forces you to eat in a hurry, without enjoying your food and without giving your brain a well-deserved rest.

Stay longer working

Nobody doubts it, you have a thousand pending. But staying more hours in the office won't lighten your workload (sorry to disappoint you, but the work never ends!). On the contrary, overworking and relegating your free time will only make you feel much more overwhelmed, less happy with your work and, of course, less productive.

Drink more than 5 cups of coffee a day

Are you one of those people who drink up to five cups of coffee a day? You could be seriously damaging your health. Although it is true that coffee keeps you awake, improves your memory and your cognitive functions, it is also true that in very high doses it produces excitement, anxiety, insomnia, gastritis and other disorders. Take the advice of experts and avoid drinking more than four cups a day.

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