Home » Featured » 6 Reasons to Call in Sick to Work

6 Reasons to Call in Sick to Work

Featured, Men's Health News, Mobile Slider Featured, Women, Your Health

You’re sick, but are you too sick to go to work? Even though it may seem pretty obvious to you—roughly 26-percent of Americans would bundle up with a box of tissues in tow and head into the office like it’s any other day, according to an independent poll conducted by from NSF International, a consumer public health and safety group.

Here are six reasons why you should probably take that sick day…

 

1. Medications That Cause Drowsiness

If you read the flap on the back of your over-the-counter cold and flu medication chances are it might read, “this medication may cause drowsiness.” If it does, getting to and from work can suddenly become quite dangerous to you and others on the road.

Not only is operating a vehicle quite dangerous when you’re taking heavy medication and battling an illness, other side effects from over the counter or prescription medication can actually damper your aptitude to work. If the medication you’re taking makes you drowsy, sleepy, forgetful, or less focused—do everyone a favor and just stay home.

Sick at Work

Next »
ADVERTISEMENT

More on ActiveBeat

  • 9 Anything But Dull Facts on Boredom
    Everyone at one time or another has found themselves in that unpleasant state of mind known as boredom. Young, old, male, female--boredom affects us all.
    Featured
  • Dirty Work: How Nasty is your Keyboard?
    Dust, dirt, grime, and bacteria abound...you might associate this description with a public bathroom or the home of a hoarder, however, it actually details some of the most nasty...
    Featured
  • Working Longer Hours Increases Risk of Stroke, Study Finds
    A new study shows that all work and no play won’t just make you a dull boy or girl but could, in fact, kill you.
    Featured
  • Staying Active with an Office Job
    Staying active can be an uphill battle at the best of times, between avoiding the call of the couch at the end of the day or driving the kids to appointments.
    Featured
  • 10 Tips for Perfect Posture
    If you’ve seen your mom lately, she probably told you to stand up straight. When we spend our days sitting in front of computer screens, driving, or looking down at paperwork,...
    Featured
  • Too Much Overtime Can Kill You
    When you’re offered the opportunity to work overtime hours—do you focus on the cash in your pocket or the risk to your health?
    Featured
  • 5 Forms of Workout Bribery that Work!
    How do you motivated yourself to work out? Do you put your sneakers by the door and sinfully avoid looking at them on your way out the door each morning?
    Featured
  • 7 Ways for Introverts to Shine in Life and Work
    Introverts. They're not always the loudest in the room, and that may be for good reason. It's not that introverts are all shy—that's a common misconception—it's that introverts...
    Featured
  • 6 Tips for Better Sports Eye Safety
    It's April again, which means another Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month is upon us. Whether you're a professional athlete, the most amateur of sportsmen, or somewhere in between,...
    Featured
  • 6 Ways Fidgeting Can Benefit Health
    Hi my name is Anna and I'm a fidgeter. I don't mean to be rude, but if you ever see me in an editorial meeting or even watching a movie with my hubby, I'm constantly typically...
    Featured
  • 6 Healthy Reasons to Have More Plants in Your Home
    Most people agree that plants look nice, but there are more reasons than just aesthetics to have more of them in your home.
    Featured
  • 6 Steps for Healthier Decision Making
    All of us have struggled at one time or another with making decisions. Whether simple, such as deciding between chicken or fish for dinner or more complex such as whether or not to...
    Featured
  • The 10 Healthiest Things Women Can Do For Their Bodies
    Have you ever noticed a woman, regardless of age, who lights up the room with energy as soon as she enters?
    Featured
  • The 10 Healthiest Small Changes a Man Can Make
    A commonality among most men is that most of you vowed to live a little healthier in the year ahead.
    Featured
  • Annual Pelvic Exams Unnecessary for Health Women, Report Says
    For many busy women, getting to a doctor for an annual pelvic exam can be a hassle. Now, there's good news: a new report finds that the vast majority of healthy women can skip that...
    Featured