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Working Long Hours Can Be Bad on Our Health

By Stephen R. Farris

Remember the good old days when summertime would hit. As kids we were ready to break out of school for summer vacation, and our parents had been planning for months on how to spend dad's two weeks of time off from work by taking a long trip to visit a destination to rest and relax.

Unfortunately, those days seem to have disappeared. All that is left are all of those old photographs that were taken from trips to the mountains or the beach, or from some roadside attraction dad thought would be great for the family.

Back then it was not unheard of for workers to take two weeks off to spend with the family. But now, employers sort of frown on the idea. As a result, it seems that the average person is working longer hours with fewer personal days they can take. As a matter of fact, most employees end up using their vacation as trade-in for an extra check or two.

With those longer work hours and less time off, it's no wonder our health seems to suffer the most. According to research, the most reported body part injured on the job is the back.

Not only is our back susceptible to injury on the job, but it can happen at home doing simple things such as yard work, picking up and moving things around, and even from sleeping in the wrong position.

Whether it's from on the job or at home, it might be time to get your back pain checked out by paying your local chiropractor a visit. Some of the benefits of chiropractic care are:

  • Relief from back and neck pain
  • Relief from joint discomfort
  • Relief from arm, wrist, shoulder, or elbow pain
  • Improvement in posture
  • Better joint motion and coordination
  • Relief from stress and tension

There are many more benefits you can receive by visiting your local chiropractor, plus it can help prevent downtime from the job and keep you active at home. Chiropractic care is an all-natural, non-invasive, and non-addictive way to get relief from the pain you may be feeling.  

If you're among those who tends to trade in vacation time for an extra check, remember to keep your health, especially your back, neck and joints, in mind so that if you ever decide to take that vacay, you'll be ready to rock and roll across the country.

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Sacramento, Calif.

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