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 Obesity in the workplace: What role should your employer be playing? We’re constantly bombarded with info telling us being overweight is dangerous. But what should your employer be doing to encourage healthy living? 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? 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. 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. 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. 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. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Win a R1 500 hamper with Alpecin Hypertension Consumer Fact Sheet Understanding diabetes self-management WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Live healthier Mental health & your work » How open are you about mental illness in the workplace? Mental health in the workplace – what you can do to help If you know that one of your colleagues suffers from a mental illness, would you be able to help them at work? Maligay Govender offers some helpful mental health "first aid" tips. Sleep & You » Sleep vs. no sleep Diagnosis of insomnia 6 things that are sabotaging your sleep Kick these shut-eye killers to the kerb and make your whole life better – overnight.