As you monitor networks, manage projects and configure applications as an IT professional it is easy to end up spending most of the time in front of the computer. IT emergencies tend to appear when you least expect them so a worker needs to be on call even outside business hours. As time passes this will have a really bad effect on health, including the common ones we mention below.
In this condition blood clots are formed and travel towards lungs and brain. That can cause pulmonary embolisms, strokes and many other health conditions that require urgent treatment. Prevention is all about having short breaks from time to time, usually at a period of around one hour. What few people know is that even a really quick walk going to the bathroom or to buy something will help out as blood ends up flowing more, thus preventing clots.
This is the type of problem that is not really shown in discussed health care changes related to the IT industry as we rarely think about this. Unfortunately, men that have a sedentary lifestyle have been proven to have a higher risk of developing heart disease by 64%. IT professionals often sit and do nothing else so the risk has to be considered. Once again, regular short breaks help out a lot.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
This happens when the wrist’s major nerve is compressed following continual stress. Carpal tunnel syndrome gradually starts with simple symptoms like tingling and light … Read More