The Work Environment in Healthy Aging
Healthy aging is sometimes risky during your working days. As a younger
person you go where the money is at; then later you are sorry you worked
Aging is hard to think about when you are in your younger years. Money is
the only thing on our minds and sometimes that isn’t good. Sometimes we
have to take what is available to take care of our family and at the same
time, we could be putting ourselves in danger later on.
We all have had to work in places that were not good for your health but
we have to make a living to keep a roof over our heads. Some work places
are not good to be in because of chemicals, dust, and smoke.
Working in a wood shop making furniture isn’t good for the lungs and can
cause lung disease. Some machines require glue to put the parts together.
Glue is something else, that you can get fumes from into your lungs.
Eventually you may get too much sawdust or glue fumes into your lungs
causing cancer or asthma.
Working in the coalmines is another bad place to work. Coal Miners
working as a lifetime worker is always at risk. The black coal dust gets
into the lungs just like dust from the furniture and it can cause severe
lung diseases. It is known that men have died from working so many years
in the coalmines.
The sawmill industry is the number one dangerous job for anyone to work
in. Working in a sawmill during the winter, which is the peak of the
season can cause the men to get sick from the cold, respiratory problems
can accrue from the cold weather. Trees fall and men are stuck under them
sometimes causing death to them and/or many injuries. As we age, our
bones weaken and brittle and when a tree falls on someone in there 50’s
that isn’t a good thing.
Fishermen working in the fish industry have a hard and dangerous job to
do too. Aging doesn’t stop and these men are out in the middle of the
river somewhere and the storms hit sometimes turning the ship over. The
work is heavy and dangerous; could cause them back injuries; they could
drown. Still, you are in nature so the job doesn’t put you at risk as
some other types of jobs.
Truck drivers have a dangerous job being on the road all the time with a
schedule to meet in order to make the big money. Truckers will drive and
drive with lack of sleep endangering themselves and others too. Truckers
on the road in the 60’s are at risk, since it isn’t good for their health
to be out on the road all the time. Their health will drop due to the
fact they eat many fast foods, and lack of sleep.
As the aging process advances on us, we all need to think about what we
are breathing into our lungs or doing to our bodies. The diets we get at
the work place are not usually well balanced like they should be.
Pushing ourselves to make money is harmful to our bodies and mind. The
mind necessitates sleep in order to function properly the next day and
the body needs the right diet and sleep to keep from breaking down and
causing a number of diseases and illness. Without the proper diet and
exercise, our bones will become brittle and weak causing fractures later
on in life. Consider your workplace now so that you can live a healthy