Staying healthy at work

Over indulged over the holiday period? Your goal is to become healthier inside and out, something that is not always easy to do whilst at work.

Dehydration

Reduce your caffeine intake. Swap the caffeinated drinks for water, herbal teas.

Surroundings

Keep your desk space clean. Germs can breed on your keyboard, mouse etc.

Food

Eating healthy balanced meals is good for your body but eating the right foods will help you function better.

When you’re in a rush to get out of the door it is easy to forget to eat breakfast. Your body has gone without food and water and will need food to kick start your metabolism.

This doesn’t mean grabbing a fried egg and bacon sandwich on your way in or a fry up in the canteen.tasty-fry-up-thumb8631576

Think about the alternatives healthier options that will suit your lifestyle such as cereals or smoothies load with fruit or veg.healthy-fiber-cereal-thumb26371796

At lunch and dinner it is easier to slip into old habits. If you are unable to bring in a healthy lunch from home think about what is available to you and opt for the healthier options.

Snacks

Eat healthy snacks throughout the day such as healthy bars, fruit, nuts and seeds.

Take regular breaks.

Doing repetitive work, spending lengthy periods of time at your desk will weaken your muscles.

Taking regular breaks and stretching will loosen up your muscles.

If possible get some fresh air. Go for a walk during your lunch break.

In the office

Make sure you are sitting at your desk correctly with your feet flat on the floor, or use a footstool.

Use a chair that supports your lower back.

Make sure your computer monitor is at the correct height; eye level.

If you are daring enough to try an alternative to sitting on a chair, you could try sitting on an exercise ball to strengthen your core muscles and improve posture.ExerciseBall-Red-19b35nq

The other alternative is a standing desk. 

Sleep

A good night’s sleep will boost your immune system and energy levels.

You can also view this article on www.jobserve.com.

References

http://upstart.bizjournals.com/resources/executive-forum/2012/12/31/new-year-tips-to-stay-healthy-at-work.html?page=all

http://blogs.hbr.org/hbr/hbreditors/2013/01/to_stand_or_to_sit_at_work_an.html

http://www.abc.net.au/health/features/stories/2012/07/11/3542918.htm#.UOcHZW9LNvF

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2 thoughts on “Staying healthy at work

  1. Thank you very much for posting this. I work at an office and sit all day long…needless to say i end up getting all sorts of pains in my back because i dont always maintain a healthy posture. I am thinking of investing in a foot stool as I can imagine would make sitting all day a lot more comfortable.

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    • Hi Fitbit8,
      You’re welcome, glad you found my bog useful. I too get the occasional back and I know my posture whilst sitting at my desk is bad at times.
      I also have a foot stool which does help and wrist mat to help with achy wrists whilst using the keyboard. 🙂
      Good luck with your training and maintaining a healthy lifestyle 🙂

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