7 of the worst, common office habits that are slowly making you unhealthy

12 Mindless Office Habits That Are Secretly Making You Unhealthy
If you're anything like us, many times you hit that moment in your workday when you realize you've been on autopilot for practically half the day. You're sitting at your desk, staring at the screen, but you're asleep (with your eyes open).

We all know that moment, right? Well, believe it or not, it might be that some of our mindless work habits are actually putting us in a slump. There are a ton of common "bad work habits" that you've probably heard of like skipping breakfast or sitting at your desk all day -- but there are a several more that definitely affect your energy.

Here are the worst office mistakes we may be making that are turning our health upside down.

1) Slouching in your chair

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Bad posture can certainly equal bad health!

2) Bringing your phone to the bathroom

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One word: GERMS.

3) Crossing your legs

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Crossing your legs too often can cause serious back and neck pain for a lifetime.

4) Not taking a day off

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Staying home on sick days is definitely necessary, no matter how much you think you can muddle through it.

5) Not unplugging when you get home

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Burning out is a real thing, people!

6) Leaning your face on your hand

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Touching your face throughout the day is not a good thing when it comes to your skin.

7) Rubbing your eyes

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You're ultimately spreading germs from your makeup into your eyes!

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