If you work in a MNC and have a desk job, then you should be definitely worried about your health. In this article we tell you the 5 most common reasons why employees in India are becoming unhealthy day by day. We also tell you how you can take care of your health.
Lack of sleep
You put in more than 10 hours of work every day. Post that you have family to take care of, and then there goes your sleep time for a toss. An alarming number of Indians are becoming sleep deprived. An adult body requires 6-8 hours of sleep every day.
Side effects:- decreased ability to concentrate, decreased analytical capability, increase in weight and in some cases other diseases.
Remedy:- Sleep for a minimum of 6 hours every day. This should be continuous sleep and not in instalments. Also avoid use of TV, Mobiles, Tablets & Laptops before sleeping.
Work related stress
We understand your work and your career mean everything for you, but that doesn’t mean that you become completely stressed out due to this. Please understand that if you stress yourself, you will not achieve the previous quarters missed sales number, or you won’t win that important deal that you lost. Rather be calm and analyse where did you or your team went wrong and try to avoid it next time. Taking stress will help neither you nor your employer. Also work will always continue with you or without you, so stop getting stressed about it.
Side effects:- Decreased analytical capability, mood swings, irritating nature, cardio-vascular diseases.
Remedy:- Avoid excessive caffeine, nicotine & alcohol intake. Start doing Yoga.
Overly packed Schedules
Inspite of clocking more than 60-70 hours every week at your office you still have lots of things pending. Does that sound familiar? If yes, then you seriously need to manage your time better. Because of your over packed schedule your health will start to suffer and you won’t be able to do anything about it.
Side Effects:- Weight gain, Blood Pressure problems, cardio-vascular diseases.
Remedy:- Manage your time better, prioritize your tasks, delegate more and delegate often. Put a limit to your office time. Work will always be there you need to give time to yourself.
No time for exercise & poor eating habits
We understand that because of your job, you are not able to get time to exercise. But for any activity, you will have to take time out. Also because of such sedentary life style, most of the Indians are developing poor eating habits. We rely on Pizza’s and burgers rather than a good meal. This coupled with no exercise, makes a perfect combination for an obese body over a period of time. Hence chuck these habits and start living a health life.
We are sure, if you take care of these things, not only your productivity at office will increase but you will also live a healthy life.
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Jitu is Co-Founder of Mantras2Success. He has Engineering & MBA degrees to his name, along with 10+ years of corporate work experience in fortune 500 companies. Jitu is passionate about improving the careers of the modern day professional. He would be reading books or watching documentaries if not fulfilling his dreams at Mantras2Success.