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Beware, Office Workers Vulnerable For Hypertension

Are you an office worker who spends a lot of time sitting in front of a computer or laptop? How long do you work mDoc in 1 week?

If you are an office worker who works in front of a computer or laptop, you need to be aware of the risk of hypertension. Especially if you work more than 49 hours per week, the risk of hypertension will be even greater.

Office workers in general do spend a lot of time working sitting. To travel between home and office or vice versa, either using public transportation or private vehicles, it is also done by sitting. Sitting for too long without stretching is not good for blood circulation which results in unstable blood pressure and leads to hypertension.

The risk of hypertension will increase if you work more than 49 hours per week. The journal Hypertension released a study involving 3,500 workers in Canada. As a result, respondents who worked 49 hours per week had a 70% higher risk of developing hypertension. This is due to several factors, such as job content, workload, work schedule, and others that trigger stress.

Stress increases sympathetic nerve activity because blood vessels constrict so that it increases blood pressure gradually and if prolonged can lead to high blood pressure.

There are several steps to minimize the risk of hypertension for workers, including: order work according to priority and do it one by one, do meditation to calm yourself and avoid stress, take short breaks every few hours, do light stretches during work breaks.

In addition, the key to preventing hypertension is blood pressure monitoring. mDoc has a Home Monitoring Program-Blood Pressure, where mDoc friends can check blood pressure at home independently but are recorded automatically into the system using an FDA-certified device, making it easier to store medical records, check, and monitor blood pressure without hassle.