Health Implications of being a Teacher

All those who r in teaching profession👇🏻👇🏻

Dear Teachers...Please read🙏
Teachers have a very unique problem with regard to appetite and satiety. On an average, they are speaking loudly for 4-5 hours in addition to the regular daily conversations. Unfortunately, the calories that they burn with speaking do not help in weight management and their fitness levels.

The practical problems:

1. They build up a big appetite because of the constant talking.
2. They develop wind or gas in their stomachs. The wind makes it difficult for them to eat even though they are hungry.
3. Eating on time may not be always possible because they have back to back classes apart from the routine administrative work.
4. Most teachers forget to drink water as they go to different classes and do not carry water bottles with them.

What are the health problems they face?

1. Acidity issues due to the gas formation and inability to eat.
2. Acid reflux which leaves them with a dry cough or a sore throat.
3. Water retention and weight gain due to inadequate water consumption.
4. Skin problems due to less water consumption.
5. Hormonal imbalance due to inadequate water consumption leading to weight gain.

What can you do?

1. As difficult as it may sound, carry a small bottle of water and a small snack like biscuits with you at all times. The chances of you drinking water when it is readily available are much higher.
2. Stay sufficiently hydrated throughout the day. Aim for a minimum of 1 litre of water during work hours.
3. Do a plain water gargle once in the morning and once before bedtime. If you tend to have dry cough or acid reflux frequently, use saunf water for gargling. Saunf or fennel seeds are traditionally used in India to reduce the mouth acidity after a meal. The seeds can be dropped into a glass of water, allowed to stand for 5 mins and then strained. The clear water can be used as a gargle.
4. Eat every 2 hours. You can either split up your lunch into 2 packets or just eat half your lunch as a mid morning snack.
5. Always eat biscuits along with the coffee or tea during your breaks. The biscuits soak up the beverage and do not allow acid reflux.

If you are in the teaching profession, please understand that there will be fewer of you as the years go by. It takes a big heart to be in this profession. For you, you could be just a teacher but to your students you are their hero! Please take care of your health for your students' sake. Please forward this to your/our teacher friends.  Received  from one  lecturer in unilag.

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