4 Simple Steps To Improve Your Health At Work
Health needs to be a top priority for everyone. It’s common for people to follow healthy practices at home and in their free time, yet still suffer from various health issues.
How does this happen?
Well, it comes down to your behavior at work. No matter where you work – whether it’s an office or a construction site – you need to think about your health.
Start improving your health at work by following these simple steps:
Don’t sit for more than 30 minutes at a time
This is mainly for people who have desk jobs, but you can apply it to every job.
Try and avoid sitting for longer than 30 minutes in a row. Set a timer, or keep an eye on the clock, then get up and walk around.
This helps to improve circulation in your body and prevents joint stiffness. It can also stop chronic back pain, which stems from being seated for long hours at a time.
Bring your own lunch
Cook yourself a healthy lunch the night before you go to work. Eating good foods and having an excellent diet is one of the easiest ways to ensure good health.
The problem is that you’re guilty of buying unhealthy food at work. You might eat from a canteen that sells unhealthy food, or you go to the shops and buy fast food or unhealthy sandwiches and chips, etc.
By making your own, you control what goes into your body. This can work wonders for your health – and it saves money too!
Protect your ears
It sounds weird, but so many people are damaging their health without even realizing it.
If you work in a very loud environment – like a factory, construction site, concert venue, or even a very busy office – then you expose your ears to loud sounds.
When you hear loud sounds consistently for hours a day, it leads to issues like tinnitus and hearing loss.
Both of these things can negatively impact other aspects of your health and life.
Protect your ears by wearing hearing protection or trying to reduce any outside sounds from entering your place of work.
This can be done by trying to soundproof your office.
Do some light stretches throughout the day
As well as getting up and walking around, you need to do some light stretches to improve your posture, reduce the risk of injuries, and increase the blood flow through your muscles.
It’s easy to stretch at work, and the video above shows some ideas for stretches you can do at your desk.
But, if you work in an active job, then stretching is just as important. Your muscles can tire if you’re walking around all day lifting things, so take five to ten minutes every hour or so to stretch and relax.
Doing this every day will certainly improve your physical health.
Obviously, for your overall health, you need to keep up with good practices outside of the workplace.
But, most people are guilty of being very unhealthy at work. Sometimes, you harm your health without even realizing it! By following these steps, you will achieve much better health at work.