Health Tips for Office Workers
Workers often spend almost eight hours a day in the office. These workers need to make the office environment healthy. And there is a need for extra effort to get health. Find out four ways to keep your health in your office.
1. To prevent turtle syndrome
Looking down at the monitor for a long time, the throat can bend forward like a turtle. Turtle neck syndrome is a symptom in which the neck muscles become hardened and the arrangement of the neck changes to a straight line.
While the normal neck is a concave C-shape, the turtle neck is straightened and can not disperse the head weight. Neck, stiff neck, neck and shoulder pain, and may cause symptoms such as migraine or dizziness.
“The height of the monitor should be high enough to match the height of the eye,” said Professor Jeon Jin-man of Kyunghee University Hospital. “If you straighten your waist and chest, your neck will naturally maintain a C shape. I have to open my chest with a date. “
2. To prevent dry eye syndrome
Dry eye syndrome is a disease in which the tears are not properly formed due to the deterioration of the lacrimal gland. Workers have a lot of time to stay indoors, and because of the heating, the moisture in the air evaporates and dry eye syndrome is likely to occur.
Clean indoor air is essential for eye health. Room temperature is 18 ~ 22 degrees, humidity is 60% or more, it is better to drink water from time to time. Artificial tears can also help.
Professor Kim Eung-seok of the Department of Ophthalmology, Kyunghee University Hospital said, “Temporary dry eye syndrome can be improved by lifestyle improvement and artificial tears.” However, artificial tears are not a fundamental solution, so if dry eye syndrome is severe, .
3. To protect your wrist health
Careful attention should be paid to the wrists with a lot of computer work. If you use the mouse for a long time, your wrist will sag and you will have pain. Pain that occurs once is not easy to recover.
Proper rest helps to improve wrist health and work intensity. “When using a mouse, keep your hands and wrists in a straight line and use a cushion or a wrist guards to reduce the burden,” said Professor Paik Jong Hoon, an orthopedic surgeon at Kyunghee University Hospital.
4. To prevent varicose veins
Most workers sit in a chair for more than 8 hours a day. If you are in a position without movement for a long time, you will have problems with blood circulation.
If the blood circulation is not smooth, the visible symptoms begin to appear. One of the most problematic areas is varicose veins that appear in the legs. Lower limb varicose veins in the calves are abnormally twisted and protrude outward.
Even if we walk a little, our legs get sick and tired. If left untouched, the skin turns black because blood clots form in the varicose veins and red blood cells that escape from the capillary walls blacken the skin.
“A simple stretching and exercise is helpful to stimulate the calf muscles, such as turning ankle, sitting and getting up,” he said. “Even small movements can help blood circulation,