Working a full day in front of a computer screen can be draining. You may feel as though you do nothing but sit for an entire day. Not only that, but you are also working within close quarters to numerous people, just imagine all the germs floating around the office, let alone when someone is sick. If you’re anything like me, you want to stay as healthy as can be. Below are some tips and ways to stay healthy within the office.
Water is proven to help both the body’s physical and mental performance. Have a water cooler in the office to encourage employees to drink more of it. Also, try bringing a water bottle to work every day. If you see the bottle in front of you, it will be much easier to remember to drink it.
The start of eating healthy is a healthy diet. That being said, it can be very difficult when dollar values occur at fast food restaurants. Taking time out of your week to prepare a big salad or stir-fry can prevent temptation such as this. Also, I would recommend keeping a healthy snack drawer with things like almonds or healthy granola bars. You never know when hunger will strike, but this is always a superior option to hitting the vending machines.
Cleaning your work area can easily be dismissed or put on the back burner. However, this is a major way to spread germs. Take the time to clean your computer, keyboard, telephone and desk area at least once a week.
Ever find yourself saying ‘I’m tired’ more often than not? Sleep is something we just don’t get enough of, however this is vital for your body. It regenerates both the mind and body. Make time for yourself. Allow yourself to unwind at the same time every night by reading a book or taking a relaxing bath.
Becoming restless at work throughout the day is completely normal. In fact, it would be strange if you didn’t find yourself becoming restless at some point throughout the day. Try standing up or walking over to the water cooler to fill up your water bottle every 15 minutes. These little breaks will be enough to relive your boredom and keep you healthy.
The holidays are upon us now and with so many parties to attend and dinners to eat, staying healthy while at work is more important than ever.