Working 9 to 5 can be an exhausting way to live. Wake up, commute, work, eat lunch, work, commute, eat, sleep. It’s a routine which leaves little time for relaxing and then actually taking care of yourself. So it is all too easy for your health to fall to the wayside as a result.
With that in mind, here are all the ways you can work on improving your health daily whilst in the modern workplace:
Diet & Supplements
They say you are what you eat and this is completely, utterly, true. Therefore watching and taking care of your diet is an integral part of being healthy in the modern workplace. It’s all too easy to fall victim to meal deals, takeaways and snacks throughout the day. So, forcing yourself to eat better—and not necessarily salads every day—can be key to helping your diet support a good modern workplace.
If you regularly struggle to achieve a healthy diet, then you should consider supplementing it with things like EPA fish oil and digestive health supplements for a better system. It can help everything you eat become that much more effective in your system. If you’re unsure what would be best for your own personal health, then it’s always possible to get in touch with a nutritionist or health professional. As they can help determine the best possible choices for you personally.
Water intake during an average work day is often one of those things you don’t really take enough notice of. Which can, therefore, mean that you don’t actually drink enough throughout the day. This isn’t good for your health at work. And as such, learning how to drink more water at work is vital.
The simplest way to achieve this is to buy a water bottle which tracks your water intake. These are easy to come by and a good way to see how much you drink on an average day. If it isn’t enough, then they can also work as an encouragement to drink more. With a bottle reminding you how little you drink, it’s hard not to find yourself drinking more. Especially if it’s right there on the desk beside you.
Work, work, work and no play makes Jack a sick boy. Forget about being ‘dull’, doing nothing but work is not good for your health. Either in terms of your stress levels or your mental capacity to even do the work to the best of your ability. Make sure that you take your full lunch break and at least two other breaks throughout the day. Not only is it the law, but it’s good for your health too!
Catch It, Bin It, Kill It
Germs are the bane of any workplace.
This is why whenever you feel sick, though you may not be able to take the time off, you should work to restrict your spreading of germs as much as humanly possible. This means the typical catch it, bin it, kill it whenever you get a cold. But, it can also mean making sure you get the right treatment when necessary in order to combat the illness from the start. If not, you could be spreading any number of things to your coworkers. Causing a very unhealthy workplace.
Workplace health is as much your responsibility as it is your employers responsibility to pay you every month—so, don’t slack!
And with that, you should be well on your way to a healthier you in your workplace!