Home > Lifestyle > Healthy workplace > Health in the workplace Health in the workplace All sections in Healthy Workplace » Workplace Basics » At the Office » Dangerous Jobs » Employee Wellbeing » Health at work » Work and Stress » Work behaviour » Your new job » Workplace News How being the office germaphobe is making you sick Could being the office germaphobe be making you sick? Contrary to what you’ve been told, it is possible to be too clean. Down syndrome kids’ message to future moms » Join Health24 on Facebook » Subscribe to the newsletter » Ask CyberShrink » 6 ways sexy shoes damage your feet How much energy do you burn at work? Your desk job could be downgrading your health Your office job may be holding you back from your true fitness potential. 5 health conditions you can pick up at the office We spend a considerable amount of time in the office every week, which makes it easy for vulnerable employees to fall prey to germs. 7 exercises you can do at your desk Here are some simple exercises to boost your fitness and lift you out of your chair. Work takes high toll on Americans According to a poll, stress is a significant problem among American workers. Many say that their job influences their eating and sleeping habits and also affects their weight. Long work hours may hurt your health Being at work more than 60 hours a week had most damaging effects on women's well-being, study finds. Why fidgeting may be good for your health Researchers found that women who did a lot of sitting, but were either moderately or very fidgety had a risk of early death that was similar to that of more active women. Your wallpaper might be making you sick Fungus growing on wallpaper might contribute to 'sick building syndrome', causing symptoms similar to flu and allergies. ‘Smart drugs’ are making workplaces more competitive People are increasingly using performance-enhancing drugs for common tasks ranging from sitting examinations to giving presentations and conducting important negotiations. The easy way for employers to test if their workers are taking drugs South African organisations need to have no-drug policies in place – enforced by means of drug testing, especially saliva testing. How does this work and is it legal? load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Discover treatments that can help reduce acne What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks? Live healthier Terrific Tea! » Rooibos makes cocktails healthier Rooibos: an alternative energy drink More than 10 reasons why rooibos is good for you Today marks the first annual National Rooibos Day, which aims to raise awareness of the health benefits and many uses of rooibos tea. Healthy? Are you sure? » 5 diseases we can get from animals Could your salon visit make you sick? 7 terrifying diseases you could have without knowing it Not all serious illnesses come with tell-tale symptoms. There are diseases that can turn your body into a ticking time-bomb while you're unaware of any danger.