Long days in the office can often leave you feeling sluggish and unhealthy. Here’s our 5 instant ways to be healthier in the office:
Move- It may sound obvious but sitting at your desk for long periods of time can be damaging to your health. Amongst the dangers, are an increased risk in obesity, diabetes and muscular skeletal disorders- scary stuff!
Make a point of getting up from your desk at least once an hour and giving your legs a stretch. Use your lunch break to get active even if it is only walking to the shops.
Sit up straight- We all do it, sitting for long periods of time causes the inevitable slouched position. Poor posture can have an impact on future health such as arthritis. Make a point of sitting up straight and drop the hunchback look.
Eat breakfast-. The old saying ‘breakfast is the most important meal of the day’ is true. Skipping breakfast puts your body into a constant stressful state meaning you will find it harder to concentrate and more likely to snack
Stretch your eyes– just as you need to stretch your legs it’s is equally as important to stretch your eyes. Visual strain can cause damage to your vision and also cause headaches and migraines. Look away from your screen at regular intervals, try and find the furthest point in your eyeline and focus on that for a few seconds effectively ‘stretching’ your eyes.
Keep your keyboard clean- Keyboards can harbor up to 5 times as many bacteria as a bathroom! Give your keyboard a wipe over every now and again and prevent picking up a unwanted nasty.