8 Health Tips for Employees at Work
We know life can seem overwhelming at times and staying healthy at work can be a lot more difficult than it sounds so we’ve decided to share 8 tips to help you create healthier habits to make you an overall healthier person at work.
Prepare a Healthy Lunch
Meal prep can be a fun experience and also very beneficial for your body and your bank account. By preparing and packing a healthy lunch you are setting yourself up for a successful work day. Choose to pack and prepare filling, whole foods such as rice, salad or even a vegetable stirfry. If you need any ideas on what to pack, especially those foods that will benefit your heart you can check out our blog:
Drink Plenty of Water
It doesn’t matter where you are working; out in a field, in an office or in an ice arena, water is needed! Health authorities recommend eight 8-ounce glasses, which equals about 2 liters. An easy way to remember this is the “8×8 rule.” A great way to stay reminded to drink water is by keeping a reusuable water bottle on your desk and refilling it throughout the day or by setting little reminders on your cellphone to stay hydrated.
How many cups of coffee do you consume on the average work day? Limiting your consumption of caffeine can aid in stress and anxiety reduction which will help you have a calm, clear day at the office (wherever that may be). If you find yourself reaching for another coffee throughout the day this could be a sign you are not getting enough sleep, or a restful enough sleep and it would be best to evaluate that situation in your life.
Are you a little bit of a work-a-holic? It’s time to implement breaks into your schedule. By taking a 10-15 minute you can actually kickstart a new burst of productivity. Don’t strain yourself at your computer for hours or find yourself in go, go, go-mode for too long. Freshen up your mind and your senses by setting a little reminder on your phone to stop and take a rest.
Take Time to Stretch
Stretching or even doing a couple of yoga poses during the work day will do wonders for your health. Good posture is something a lot of people struggle with when it comes to spending lengthly periods of time at work.
Take Advantage of Your Lunch Break
Always try to get out and moving during your lunch break. Whether this means eating then walking or eating while walking be sure to treat yourself to some fresh air. Your body will appreciate the physical activity and your brain will be happy to have received fresh air and a chance to reset itself.
Stress can be a difficult feeling to cope with. By following along with all of the tips mentioned above you should be able to alleviate a lot of stress surrounding your working environment; however if you desire a few more tips and insights you can check out our previous blog: