HEALTHY LIVING

6 Ways Your Job Is Making You Sick, And What You Can Do About It

11/27/2012 08:39 am ET | Updated Nov 25, 2013

At the height of cold and flu season, you may be wondering whether or not it's even safe to enter the office, between the sneezing woman to your right and the coughing man to your left.

And while you're right to question when it's appropriate to go to the office, there are a number of other ways that your work environment can make you sick. And if the average person really does spend 90,000 hours at work over the course of a lifetime, it's worth learning how to make that time even a bit healthier.

Click through the slideshow below for some of the biggest workplace health challenges -- and what you can do about them. Then let us know in the comments how your job affects your health.

How Your Job Can Make You Sick
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