Last Updated Aug 31, 2007 1:19 PM EDT
1. Sitting at your desk all day.
- Occupational hazard: Deep-vein thrombosis. Sitting prevents your muscles from massaging your veins which can cause blood clots.
- Solution: Every couple of hours, take a lap around the office.
- Occupational hazard: Psychotic episodes and mood disorders. OK, if your mental health has never been an issue, you probably won't begin talking to your shoulders and seeing little green men after a few too many nights of room service. You may, however, feel anxious or depressed if your internal clock gets out of whack.
- Solution: Try 30 minutes of cardio before and after flying. American Journal of Preventive Medicine says exercise cuts depressive symptoms in half.
- Occupational hazard: Shoulder pain. 46 percent of office workers experience sore shoulders. Cornell researcher Alan Hedge, PhD. said, "Pain at the base of your neck means you lean in to read your screen; pain on the side of your neck means you lean your head to hold the phone."
- Solution: Put your screen at eye level, an arm's length from your eyes. And try to wear a wireless headset.
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