10 Ways to Stay Healthy at Work
Edited By: Stephanie Dawson
1. Enjoy the work
Your health is directly influenced by how you feel about your job. Consider a change if there are difficulties with your job. If you look deeply there is usually something that can be done to make things better. If change is needed don’t be afraid. You deserve to enjoy your work and your well-being is important.
2. Keep eyes straight ahead
The computer monitor should be placed so the top of the screen is at eye level to reduce strain on neck muscles. The height of the monitor can be adjusted to do so.
3. Step it up
When arriving at the office try not to take the elevator. Climb the stairs which may take some extra time but it helps get blood flowing, strengthen your legs, and add a little exercise.
Its important to stay hydrated, almost 2/3 of our body is water. Our hydration levels at work can be negatively affected by stress and electrical equipment. Keep a glass of water at your desk.
5. Sleep well
To stay healthy a good sleeping routine is required. You should aim to sleep around the same time each night and try to avoid working and eating late. Six to eight hours of sleep is recommended by most experts.
6. Feet should be kept flat
The rest of the body will respond by improving its overall posture if both feet are kept flat on the floor.
7. Keep a good work-life balance
Keep a good balance between your work and home life. Your well being (physical and mental) can get out of balance when you are working long hours or always available for calls and emails from your workplace. Set boundaries around your time and honor them.
8. Don’t Slouch
In order to engage abdominal muscles and reduce strain on back, employees should sit up straight and try to avoid hunching over their computer.
9. Get Up, Stand Up
A 45 minute alert should be set on calendar or phone as a reminder to take a stretch break, this will help you relax, sitting continuously for a long period of time keeps your muscles inactive leading to pain in different parts of the body.
10. Pack a lunch
Homemade food is a much healthier option than having food from vending machines or fast food courts. One can choose from a variety of healthy options according to their preferences. Moreover, healthy snacks should also be kept within reach at your desk so that you can have them when you feel hungry.