If you’re unsure of the impact your work has on your health, the first step is to check to see how you feel.
As mentioned earlier, jobs may give you stress in many ways. Not all of this stress is bad. A little stress is useful if it helps push us to deliver better quality work or spur us to think out of the box and challenge norms. Too much stress can paralyse you to deliver any work and harm your long-term health.
Identifying whether your job is affecting or improving your health starts with you. You need to ask yourself how you feel and be aware of your health and signs that come with it. For example, if you have been feeling backaches from working-from-home for too long, maybe you need to look at the seating arrangement at your “home office”. Or, if you are constantly feeling dehydrated, be wary of the water intake. Take more “water” breaks – they can help you collect your thoughts and focus on the task ahead better.
By leveraging on online health assessment checks, such as the comprehensive programme offered by AIA Vitality, you can understand whether you are over-stressed, as well as consciously consider your eating and sleeping patterns and habits – which can be affected due to stress and other health problems.
If you’re not experiencing any drastic changes, then that’s a good sign. However, if you have any doubts about the health symptoms that you’ve been experiencing, speak to a doctor and make the necessary adjustments. An easy way to get yourself checked is to make a specialist appointment or download the WhiteCoat mobile app for a telemedicine consultation.
You also get to leverage on other services such as chronic disease management and specialist referrals through WhiteCoat.