Have you ever read a blog post about your health and sitting too long while trading penny stocks?
I doubt it.
The webs are lacking when it comes to health problems related to trading penny stocks on a daily basis.
It’s a very important subject to learn about, but we barely see enough written articles about it. That’s why today in Penny Stocks Traders we pick this topic specifically for that.
And when you finish reading it you should feel like you really did learn something that will help you throughout your trading lifetime.
We know your need for money to live cannot be replaced with anything else, and we also know that your health is more important than money. Without you being healthy you can’t make money, it’s that simple.
Knowing how to trade penny stocks while not putting your health at risk is the main point for this blog post.
Without further ado, let’s jump into it!
Sitting for long periods of time while trading penny stocks is something that all penny stocks traders do. We do it because we have to, but the effects of that can be very hard on our body.
If you’re a day-trader you may be already affected with some of these health problems that I’m going to share with you below. Luckily, most of them could easily be reversed if you refrain yourself from sitting for too long or focusing your eyes on your computer’s screen for too long.
Let’s get started here:
Lower back pain: You don’t have to be an expert or even have to conduct some research to know that too much sitting while trading penny stocks can affect your lower back. We literally sit on our backs when we’re sitting.
Back pain affects 8 in 10 people, making it the most common health problem. If you’re a penny stocks trader it even easier for you to be affected with either acute or chronic back pain.
Why do we have back pain? Our spine is the main mechanical structure that supports our upper body. Since it’s the main support for our upper body sitting for long periods of time causes our lower spine to have to bear with too much weigh.
You might argue that if it was made for this purpose there should not be a problem with sitting too much. Well, Dominique Wakefield states that “Your body was made to move.”
That should explain why it’s a problem for us when we’re sitting too much.
While we’re standing some of our upper body’s weight gets transferred to our lower limbs. But when we’re sitting our lower limbs are not supporting our spine.
Sitting for too long may cause you to develop something called Deep vein Thrombosis.
Deep vein thrombosis: Deep vein thrombosis is also known as DVT is a blood clot that’s formed deeply within your leg’s vein due to long periods of time of immobilization.
This clot may be able to go up to your lungs and blocks circulation through your lungs. It’s a very serious health problem because it can result in death. According to WebMD, up to 100,000 of Americans die each year due to DVT.
This number should tell you how serious of a health problem DVT can be. It’s a deadly health problem in fact.
It can happen after a long flight, a long ride, or even if you’re sitting for a long time. The key here is to be mobile and not staying in one place for too long.
The Next one is an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases: A study has found that those who spent longer time in front of screens (TV or PC) have a higher risk of cardiovascular diseases.
If you want to know what you should do to help yourself against those scary diseases. Dr. Levine has a nice article on MAYOCLINIC with some very important advises.
Dr. Joanne Foody states, the health hazards of not moving much are wide ranging. Even if you exercise, if you’re sitting too much it’s still very hazardous to your health.
According to a study conducted by the Journal Annals of Internal Medicine,
Dr. David Alter, the study’s senior scientist at the University Health Network (UHN) in Toronto, said in a statement. “Our study finds that despite the health-enhancing benefits of physical activity, this alone may not be enough to reduce the risk for disease.
Diabetes: Too much sitting can cause diabetes. That’s so unfortunate for us because as penny stocks traders we do have to sit a lot.
The reason for this association is somewhat unknown, but some research suggest that it has some harmful effects on our metabolism rate. It slows the rate of our body fat and sugar metabolism causing us to have heart problems as well as diabetes.
Too much sitting may not be the only thing that’s affecting our health as we’re trading penny stocks unfortunately.
All penny stock traders spend a couple of hours every market’s day staring at a monitor’s screen. Our eyes work less when they have to look at thing further away than when they do have to look at closer objects.
Computer Vision Syndrome is the name of the eye problem caused by staring at a monitor for too long.
Your monitor is set from 40 to 76 centimeters from your eyes, it’s considered to be very close. At this distance it’s not difficult to have this eye problem.
WebMD has a little list of the symptoms of Computer Vision Syndrome; here it is:
- Blurred vision
- Double vision
- Dry, red eyes
- Eye irritation
- Neck or back pain
As you can see, trading penny stocks on a daily basis is not only losing us money on our bad days. Even on our most successful days we do lose, and what we’re losing in those cases are far more important than money.
Our health is far more important. For this reason, you have to start finding some ways to help you not to sit too much or not to be staring at your monitor for too long.
That’s the only way you can help yourself from those health issues. Or if you already have some of these symptoms and can’t get rid of them. Your best bet is to see your physician.
I wish you the best in your trading!