1.) Water, More Water
Remember that old saying that you are what you eat and drink? Now I know that the office isn’t the best place to employ water drinking habits, but you know what, you should anyway. Apart from the fact that it helps your body in both terms of physical and mental performance it also improves detoxing mechanisms, digestion-related issues and so on. And it’s not that hard to do after all – consider 8 glasses of water per day and enough bathroom breaks to get you through the day. You’ll soon start noticing you simply have more energy. You can even consider Lifesource Water for a quality, certified water system.
2.) A Cleaner Work Area
Now you might not consider this health advice, but here’s the thing – a cleaner desk (and I don’t mean a neater desk) is sure to improve your health. You wouldn’t even imagine the type of bacteria that lies around on your keyboard, your mouse and your phone. UV light, disinfecting wipes and all sorts of similar cleaning tools will help give your desk a more sanitary feel.
3.) Remember To Wash Your Hands
Our mothers kept telling us to keep our hands clean but we seem to never listen. Washing your hands regularly reduces the risk of introducing all sorts of germs and bacteria in your body. Simple hot water and anti-bacterial soap should be enough – but if you’re a little paranoid you can always consider some antibacterial wipes which you can use every once in a while.
4.) Better Lighting And Healthier Habits For Your Eyes
Full-spectrum lighting is always better – consider some sort of light bulbs that simulate daylight in an indoor environment. Your eyes will feel more comfortable, and you won’t feel as stressed long-term. And while poor lighting might not be the issue at your office, staring too much in a computer screen might be (you’re reading this now on a computer, aren’t you?). So instead of stressing your eyes to that extent, remember to take a break every hour for at least 5-10 minutes. Allow your eyes to relax by focusing your eyes in the distance on an undistinguished object.
5.) Stretch. Walk. Stop Sitting Still
A great posture at your desk is one thing, but any prolonged sitting activity is bound to take its toll on your back and muscles. Wouldn’t it be interesting to get up and stretch once in a while? Of course – not to mention that you’ll notice how less fatigued you have become.
These are five tips in order to stay healthier at the office. What tips do you have for better health at work?