Keeping a good fitness routine and healthy home lifestyle is great, but all of that hard work is for nothing if you are not also following healthy habits while on the job. Most people spend the majority of their day sedentary. This is often due to the fact that they work at a computer desk or another job that has them sitting at work. Do not worry, you do not have to change your profession to stay healthy, simply implement some lifestyle changes instead.
Your workspace should be a health and fitness friendly zone that encourages you to be the best that you can be while staying at the top of your professional game. It will be much easier to meet your health goals by implementing a routine into your workday. You will see the inches fall off your waistline as your quality of work improves as well. Here are some healthy habits that you can start at work today.
Take Frequent Breaks
At first, you might think that this habit is counter-productive. After all, those coworkers who are always taking breaks rather than gluing their mind to the latest project are seen as the lazy ones, right? Taking breaks can actually help you to be more productive and produce better quality work. The body was not meant to sit at a desk for most of the day, which leads to aches, pains and the occasional mental block. Rest your mind and give your body some exercise by standing up and taking a walk around the office. You can even do some yoga right there at your desk. You will find that these breaks improve your mood and the sharpness of your mind.
Climb the Stairs
Stop worrying about catching the elevator as you are running into your building each morning. Those elevators are a great thing, but they hinder someone who is trying to live a healthy lifestyle. Office employees are sedentary for most of their day, so every small bit of exercise helps. The stairway is a much better option that will give you a small workout. Taking the stairs each day is a choice that your body will thank you for later on.
Eat Healthy Snacks
The snack options in the office are not always the healthiest. Candy bars and chips fill drawers, and as hard as it may be to fight the temptations, you will benefit significantly from eating healthy snacks while you are at work. Pack yourself food that is good for your body and mind. Try fresh fruits, vegetables and, when you are having some cravings, healthier options such as trail mix.
Standing at Desk
Standing at work is becoming more common as employees seek to take advantage of the many benefits that standing desks bring. If you would like more information on these healthy habits at work, contact a representative with Uprite Ergo today or visit our Sit2Stand Height-Adjustable Workstation product page.