Apart from this, having to sit down checking piles of papers can only mean bad sitting postures or stressed arm and hands for markings.
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Like any job, stress outlets are important along with enough rest, proper hydration and staying clear from food that can trigger or aggravate any pending throat problems.
Normally, I drink lukewarm water instead of the usual cold water and I avoid eating sweets as much as possible.
It is indeed true that only a few can stay longer in the teaching profession, but with support from family and friends including the management, teaching can be a very rewarding (usually in non - cash form, too bad). So, take care of yourself, and don't get sick because the students would want to see you around than miss you for days.