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Ways Your Office Job is Destroying Your Body

Vivian Giang and Kim Bhasin count down for Yahoo Finance a bunch of the ways that office jobs can turn you into an involuntary contortionist. This might get uncomfortable.

Aches and Pains

Sitting too much at your desk will increase likelihood of early death (terrific!), and slouching can by itself contribute to arthritis and bursitis. Air quality inside an office can be up to a hundred times worse than outside too. Even staying too close to printers and photocopiers can expose you to chemicals that seep into your lungs and bloodstream. And do you ever get bored at work? Bad news—bored people are more likely to die early or from heart disease or stroke as well. Interestingly, Giang and Bhasin say that working in an over-illuminated environment can have the same effect as working in the dark, causing increased “fatigue, stress, high blood pressure and an increased risk of certain carcinomas.” For even more ways that your job seeks to fundamentally doom your well-being, you can read the full article here: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/18-ways-your-office-job-is-destroying-your-body-155111637.html

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