Staying Healthy At Work

Discover our tips and tricks for staying healthy, energised and stress free at your desk…

Pack a Healthy Lunch

When it comes to staying healthy at your desk, the majority of effort comes down to what you eat.

Opting for fast or convenience food throughout the day can not only be detrimental to our pockets, but can also wreak havoc on our health, causing us to feel sluggish come the afternoon.

A great way to avoid this is to prepare beforehand, packing a healthy lunch from home which can be enjoyed during your break.

Options for this could be fresh sandwiches, salads or wraps. It’s also a great idea to avoid eating at your desk. Head outside to enjoy your lunch, and maybe throw in a nice stroll afterwards too!

Drink Plenty of Water

One of the cornerstones of good health – ensuring proper hydration plays a huge role in overall well being at work. Not only does water work to hydrate us, it can also boost energy, diminish tiredness, avoid headaches and be great for our skin and overall concentration.

Ensure that there’s a water bottle on your desk at all times for optimum hydration.

Stretch Appropriately

It’s super easy to start to feel sore and achy after sitting at a desk for a period of time.

Avoid this by opting for walks every hour and trying out some simple stretches which can be done from the desk, such as reaching up behind your head or practising gentle head rolls.

Take Regular Breaks

One of the main issues with working at a desk can be that concentration dips after a period of time, causing us to lose interest in what we are doing, which in turn leads to procrastination and stress.

A great way to combat this is to take regular breaks. Opt for setting a timer on your phone before taking a ten minute break to either read a chapter of a book, have a power nap or listen to your favourite song; any of these can really help to boost mood and energy.

Reduce Caffeine Intake

When heading to work, we tend to fuel up on caffeine in the morning to give us that much needed boost up until lunchtime.

However, whilst this caffeine intake is perfectly fine, continuing consumption as the day goes on can cause irritability, stress, headaches and can often result in an afternoon slump.

Avoid this by limiting caffeine intake after 2pm, opting instead for herbal teas such as peppermint, or hot lemon and water.

Manage Stress

One of the main effects on health can come in the form of work related stress, an issue which affects millions of people. Achieve optimum health at work by not letting your stress affect you. There are plenty of tips you can try for this, such as making to do lists as you get into the office each morning or listening to guided meditation apps at the desk.

If you’re finding thatΒ  the stress of work comes home with you, a great idea could be to delete your work email from your phone, so that you only check it in the office, or, to turn your phone off as you leave! This way you can enjoy a technology free evening and a great sleep too.