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What is Office Syndrome

by / July 30, 2014

Today’s hectic lifestyle makes us compete for everything from eating to sleeping and even for love. This is probably most apparent in our work life. We face pressure from everyone from our supervisors, customers, coworkers, and even time isn’t on our side. And so we find our selves working around the clock, day and night. We end up with no time to rest and have you realized that even when we do have time to rest, we end up spending it in front of some kind of screen, whether it be our home computer, mobile phones or television sets. This can lead to an illness called ‘Office Syndrome’.

Today’s hectic lifestyle makes us compete for everything from eating to sleeping and even for love. This is probably most apparent in our work life. We face pressure from everyone from our supervisors, customers, coworkers, and even time isn’t on our side. And so we find our selves working around the clock, day and night.

We end up with no time to rest and have you realized that even when we do have time to rest, we end up spending it in front of some kind of screen, whether it be our home computer, mobile phones or television sets. This can lead to an illness called ‘Office Syndrome’.

‘What is office syndrome’ you might ask. Let’s get to know this illness a little bit better. Office syndrome happens when we work for long periods of time without moving our body. It commonly strikes those who spend much of their time at work. Usually those within the age range of 16-35 years.

There is a 55% chance that those in this age range will be diagnosed with office syndrome. What are the causes for this illness? There are three main things causing office syndrome. First of all is behavior.

While sitting at work, most of us crouch over our computers, lean back or cross our legs at our desks. Second is our environment. For instance, the height our table, chair or even the distance at which our keyboards and computers are kept can be an issue. And third is our body alignment. The composition of our muscles, bones, joints, vertebral discs and nerves also play a role. The consequence of this is the development of pain in many parts of the body like the neck, shoulders, back, hands, wrists, waist, knees, and even the eyes which can lead to a diminishing eyesight.

This illness can cause a vertebral disc to slip. This is a warning sign that our body has been pushed to the limit. Left without treatment, office syndrome can lead to paralysis. You may be suffering from the symptoms of this illness and wondering how it can be treated. There are several treatment options to give you relief from office syndrome.

They range from applying creams for pain relief. to pain medication that is taken orally, or going to seek medical treatment from a professional. These are short term treatments to bring you relief, but the only way to truly restore our health and be office syndrome free is to consider it before we even have it.

The best way to fight office syndrome is to take preventative measures. It is important to break the bad habits of being a workaholic. Like this, this and this. It is important to address bad posture. First adjust the height of your desk, it should be at elbow level while you are seated. This prevents your shoulders from cramping. Next, the height of chair should be such that your legs do not dangle and easily are able to reach the ground. If you can’t manage this, use a pillow to adjust your back or get a foot rest. The computer should be at your eye level. While seated, your back should be straight and you shouldn’t cross your legs.

This causes a misalignment that may cause injury to one side and lead to Scoliosis. Try to move around and stretch for 1-2 minutes every hour. so that your muscles can relax. If possible, try to sit next to a window so that you can get some natural light. Plants are known to aide good health as they are soothing to look at and absorb carbon dioxide, so its a good idea to have some at your desk.

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  1. That’s an ineitleglnt answer to a difficult question xxx

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