They say that the most important asset in your life is your personal and psychological health. The age-old adage holds true to this very day because if you’re not healthy, you can’t hope to achieve your lifelong dreams and build a lifestyle you deserve. That said, this hectic modern world sure has a way of impacting our health from time to time.
From the busy daily schedules that prevent us from eating a healthy diet, all the way to the common chronic issues that may arise from sitting at a computer all day long, there’s no shortage of health problems that your job and current lifestyle might produce. Let’s take a look at some of the typical conditions, and how you can address them effectively to maintain your #girlboss status well after thirty.
Addressing common back issues
One of the most prevalent health conditions people tend to develop over the course of the years, whether you’re sitting down at your job or exercising vigorously at the gym, is back pain. Lower back pain, thoracic back pain, sciatica, and other nerve impingements, these and many other conditions can really take the fun out of your daily activities and lower your quality of life. Luckily, there’s plenty you can do, starting with the way you sit at your desk.
Be sure to avoid slouching, and don’t forget to stand up every once in a while. Ask for a standing desk so that you can elevate your working position as well. Next, be sure to treat your back with the respect you deserve. When training, make sure to tend to proper warm-ups and stretching, don’t neglect back-strengthening exercises, and be sure to cool down properly as well.
Managing stress, anxiety, and depression
Stress and anxiety are the common results of a high-demanding job or a lifestyle that doesn’t suit your personality or your long-term aspirations. When the problem starts to worsen over time, these conditions can grow into depression – a condition you mustn’t leave untreated.
The key here is to embrace a more self-loving mindset, adopt healthy lifestyle habits such as a healthy diet or introducing essential oils into your daily routine, and slowly banish work-related stress. Your task will be to eliminate the toxic people from your life, learn to live with your colleagues and higher-ups, and start creating healthy lifestyle habits (such as regular exercise) that will have a positive impact on your psychological and emotional well-being.
Recognizing and acting on serious health risks
And now for the more serious health risks and conditions that may arise over the course of several years, but also in a few seconds if you’re not careful. Whether you’re working at a high-risk job, or if you’re adventuring across canyons around the world, and even if you’re not doing anything risky in particular, you need to listen to your body and act responsibly.
If you suspect that a more complex health issue might be looming in the distance, be sure to research the condition you suspect of, and educate yourself on authority websites where professionals the likes of Dr Timothy Steel post all of the information about treatment, recovery, and more. That said, you should never self-diagnose and should instead always pay a visit to your doctor if you think that you might have a complex health condition.
Managing weight gain and obesity
Weight gain and obesity are also two common health conditions that tend to arise from a sedentary job and a sedentary lifestyle. You might think that being overweight is not that big of a deal, and you might even function well on a day-to-day basis, but it’s important to understand that obesity has a cumulative effect on your body.
Whether you have an addiction to food or if you’re just living a sedentary lifestyle, the best thing you can do for yourself is to change your habits. While a visit to your doctor is advisable, you can manage your weight by simply cutting back on food, and getting into the gym from time to time. That said, if you have an addiction, be sure to seek professional assistance.
Dealing with myopia
Myopia, or shortsightedness, is a common condition among younger generations that spend a lot of time focusing their eyes on near objects such as a book, a computer, or a smartphone. Through our tech-driven lifestyle and the fact that modern jobs rest heavily on the use of technology, we tend to speed up the process and exacerbate the problem of myopia over the years. Thankfully, there are plenty of treatment options at your disposal, and you can choose to wear glasses, corrective lenses, and even undergo corrective eyesight surgery.
There are many chronic health issues that can arise from leading a stressful, overly active, or even an overly sedentary lifestyle. Couple that with a stressful job that doesn’t allow you to get off your chair for eight hours straight, and you have yourself a recipe for disaster. With these tips in mind, though, you should have no problem breaking the vicious cycle and elevating your quality of life as a whole.