Can Your Job Affect Your Health

Can Your Job Affect Your Health

Fullerton : CA : USA | Jun 29, 2012 at 10:44 PM PDT
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If you want to earn, you will have to work. People put in extra shifts to make some extra amount of money. But, often they neglect the most impotent thing – the negative effects of job.

A job that pays well is not necessarily a good job. You will have to see how it affects your health. Some of the negative impacts of a job are:


A job can lead to stress. One of the biggest causes of depression or stress is job related issues. Normally, all that your boss is concerned with is the revenue. This puts you in a situation where you have to give more than your 100% to give your company what it expects out of you. One cannot risk jeopardizing the job and puts strain on his or her brain, which leads to depression.

This depression is not good in any way as it not only affects your work capabilities but also leaves you irritated. Depression also leads to many other health issues, such as high blood pressure and diabetes.


In today’s competitive world, employees have to shoulder the burden of carrying forward their work and strive for a better performance. This pressure often takes a toll on their health as it starts deteriorating after a certain time.

Science says it is good to pressurize your brain, but to certain limit. If you over-burden your brain, the performance will fall, which has negative impacts in the long-run. If your job is putting too much pressure on your body or your mind, it is time to search for a better job.

If you are in a business that requires physical labor, make sure you do not do more than what you are capable of. Always, keep your health first.

Body Ache

If your job includes sitting or standing in the same position for hours, you can have some serious body ache problems. Sitting on the chair in the same posture can lead to back or neck problems.

Normally, people work for 6-8 hours a day. Staying this long in the same posture has very negative impacts, especially when your posture is not correct. Always, sit properly, keeping your back straight and not putting strain on your muscles or joints.

Make it a point to talk to your boss to provide you with an adjustable or comfortable chair, if you have problems with your desk or chair.

Vision Problems

If your work includes sitting in front of the computer screen, you might be putting your eyes at risk. Working for hours on a computer leads to vision issues as you are directly exposed to the harmful rays emitted from the monitor.

In such a situation, make sure you follow guidelines prescribed by health experts. Also, wear protective glasses or install a screen shield on your monitor to keep your vision intact.


At times, for financial or other reasons, one has to stick to the job he or she hates. This is not a very good scenario as it has a very negative impact on the person’s health. Human Relations journal says that people continue to job out of obligations or lack of choice are more likely to suffer from stress, exhaustion and burnout.

Believe it or not, a job can also lead to an emotional breakdown. One has expectations from a job, which if not fulfilled lead to emotional breakdown, making a person bitter. To control such problems, make sure you choose the profession you enjoy the most and work in a company that takes care of its employees.

PaulCook is based in Fullerton, California, United States of America, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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