Working in an air-conditioned office and sitting comfortably at a desk may seem like the ideal working conditions. The job may come with considerably lower health risks than jobs such as working in a factory or in construction.
However, it does not necessarily mean office workers are completely safe from occupational health risks.
Kompas.com has compiled a list of three health problems office employees working desk jobs are vulnerable to.
Muscle and bone structure problems
Sitting for long hours in front of the computer can affect your posture, causing muscular and skeletal problems such as back and neck pain.
The body is designed to be active, according to kompas.com. When you are walking, for example, the abdominal muscles work to support the body to stand in an erect posture. The muscles don’t work as much when you are sitting down, which can lead to them becoming …