Taking Health and Wellness to Work
Research from long ago have shown that inactive behavior, such as sitting at work, boosts a person’s risk of heart issues, chronic illnesses like type 2 diabetes, and sometimes, even cancer.
Doing your job doesn’t mean that you have to give up being well and healthy. Below are proven methods of staying on track towards complete health and wellness:
Get the stairs.
We’ve all heard this before, but this is a simply one: use the stairs rather than the elevator when possible. Though you may not be climbing enough stairs for a major calorie burn, you are making your heart pump harder and your blood flow more effectively through your body. Compared to using the elevator, climbing the stairs makes you lose seven times more calories from spending eight to nine times more energy.
Prepare your own lunch – and snacks.
Eating healthy food at work is usually far from convenient. It’s easiest to to buy something from a local fast food joint or the cafeteria, but you might consider packing a healthy lunch and some healthy snacks before you call it a night. Not only will this provide proper body fuel, but you can even save money.
For every pound you weigh, you should drink from half to one ounce of water. To remain well hydrated the whole day, have a 20-ounce water bottle in handy while you’re at work, and refill it about 5 times in the day.
Observe ergonomics when setting up your work space.
If a sit-to-stand desk is not currently available to you, there are methods of making your workspace ergonomically friendly. For instance, see to it that your computer monitor, keyboard and mouse are in ergonomic aligned with one another. And pay attention to your posture. Sit up straight and take time to adjust the height of your chair so your feet can rest most comfortably flat on the floor.
Rather than using your entire lunch hour for eating, leave time to go for a walk or a bike ride.|Instead of dedicating your full lunch hour to just eating, use your break to snatch a quick walk or maybe a bike ride.|You can always consume your whole lunch hour for eating, but why not spend some of it for a quick walk? If you want company when exercising, ask a friend or colleague to exercise with you, or check if your company offers pilates, yoga or other wellness activities for the staff. Go to a local gym and join exercises classes they might be offering within your lunch hour. Whatever type of program or activity you go for, maintain a well-balanced diet.
You may feel overwhelmed with work. But if continue to do what you do while neglecting your health, you could develop an illness over time. Luckily, you can keep that from happening if you prioritize your health at all times.