It’s no new news that sitting for long periods of time can have a range of negative effects on office workers’ health. Our clients and friends at Blender Bottle compiled some tips to mitigate these effects and keep you healthy, comfortable and alert during the work day!
Treat your body well
Drinking enough water is essential to our bodies’ most basic functions. Without it, we become sluggish and unmotivated.
If you can, prepare nutritious meals ahead of time. Microwaveable foods are convenient, but generally lack the nutrient rich impact of other, fresher foods.
Get moving and get outside
Many of the health risks associated with office work are due to long periods of sitting. If you can, get up and take a walk around the office at least once an hour. And going outside is even better, because exposure to natural light is a proven mood-booster!
Slow and steady wins the race
Staring at computer screens is bad for our eyes and monotonous work is bad for our minds. Take a ten-minute break once every hour to use a pen and paper, read a page of a book, or work on some kind of brainteaser. The key to productivity is pacing, not endurance.
Indulge a little
As often as you can, treat yourself to something special! This might mean finally taking those vacation days you’re saving up, making weekend reservations at your favorite restaurant across town, or bringing a yummy desert into work on Friday. Research shows that breaks in the monotony help to renew motivation and keep a clear mind.
Thanks to our client, Blender Bottle, for these great tips on how to face the daily grind!