The survey also listed the top occupations of workers with the heaviest habits to be:
- Hotel workers
- Financial/Insurance sales representatives
- Food preparers
- Marketing/Public relations professionals
- Machine operators
- Government workers
Not surprisingly doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals rely most heavily on the pick-me-up perks of keeping their cups fresh. Because of this healthcare workers especially need to be aware of how much they are drinking and their routine is turning into a socially acceptable addiction.
I’ll admit it, “Hi, my name is Heather,” I’ve been addicted to coffee. If I missed my morning cup a couple of days I developed an all encompassing migraine. I’d get irritable and sluggish. I was having health problems I didn’t know where they were coming from but didn’t connect it with the coffee.
Some unsuspected side effects of over indulging in coffee can be:
- Increased stomach acid possibly leading to ulcers and acid reflux
- High blood pressure
- Aggravated diabetes
- Nervous system issues such as dizziness, restless legs, anxiety
- Susceptibility to cancer
If you think you might be addicted and coffee is compromising your health, follow up next week with some helpful hints to break the habit and healthy alternatives to being a java junkie.
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By Heather Fairchild - Heather is a multimedia developer, business owner and a work-from-home mom.