Being Healthy in the Office
A large percentage of Americans spend their workdays inside offices and in front of computers. Some may find regularly practicing healthy habits to be rather challenging in this corporate world, which is why is important for office workers to make the most of their working environment.
You can be healthier and happier in the office by making a few changes and additions to your workspace and workday. Here are just a few suggestions:
- Stand Up – Even if it just for a few short phone calls, aim to spend at least 30 minutes of your workday standing up. It will help you feel better while also boosting your energy levels. If you do not have a standing desk or ability to remain productive while standing, make sure that you are at least standing and stretching once per hour.
- Take the Stairs Instead of the Elevator – Taking the stairs instead of the elevator is a great way to get your heart rate up when you don’t have time for a workout during the workday.
- Be Health-Conscious at Your Desk – Sitting at a computer all day can be exhausting for your body, so be smart about it. Take short breaks in between tasks, sit up straight, and turn you monitor brightness down for the sake of your eyes. Stretch your back, shoulders, and neck throughout the day and be sure to drink plenty of water.
- Try Working Outside – As a human, your natural habitat is not behind a computer screen in a cubicle. If you would like a bit of a pick-me-up during the day, try taking your laptop outside and making nature your working environment for a few hours. Not only will being surrounded by plants and fresh air boost your mood, the sunlight will also give you a healthy dose of vitamin D. If this is impossible to do, just take a few minutes to look out a window at nature. It sounds rather silly, but science has proved that just looking at a tree can help make you feel better and reduce stress levels.
- Being Nature Indoors – Research has proven that office plants are incredibly beneficial to employees who work in office environments. The psychological and physical benefits include reducing stress levels, feelings of tension and anxiety, fatigue, and levels of anger or hostility. Plants have been proven to increase productivity levels as concentration and focus are both also improved. Some studies have shown that they also help reduce the number of mistakes made by employees. This is due to plants’ amazing ability to boost oxygen levels while reducing carbon dioxide and chemicals in the air. Their ability to act as a natural air filter also reduces airborne germs in the office, thus lessening the amount of employee sick days.
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