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 Your wallpaper might be making you sick Fungus growing on wallpaper might contribute to 'sick building syndrome', causing symptoms similar to flu and allergies. 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? 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. ‘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. 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. Is your office chair affecting your health? Have you ever wondered if your office chair can affect your health? Health24 readers show us theirs, and we let the experts decide. Obesity ruled a disability in Europe Obese people can be considered as disabled, according to a European court and may lead to companies having to provide greater support to obese staff. 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? Sick leave myths busted Unsure whether to bring a sick note after two or three days of taking off ill, or are you simply unsure of what it means to be sick after the weekend? Here are the facts. How a desk job puts stress on your body You might be surprised to know that the way you sit at your desk may be the cause of some of your aches and pains. Here's what you need to know. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Constipation in women SA's old diesel vehicles continue to fuel allergies Complete our allergy survey and stand a chance to win R 1000! Live healthier Wasting water? » South Africa is facing a water crisis Water saving tips Water quality report shocks SEE: How much water do you use per day? With level 4 water restrictions in Cape Town, residents are urged to use a maximum of 100 litres per person per day. Here’s how quickly it adds up. Life saving tip! » SEE: 10 things to keep in your first aid kit 10 first aid myths Here's why you need a first aid kit in the car Emergency services are often spread thin, especially when storms and major disasters strike. When travelling on the road, having a well-stocked first aid kit could be a lifesaver.