We spend most of our day sitting at work and that often leaves us too exhausted to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Here are five tips we at Primary believe can up your game in bringing healthy life practices to your workplace!
- Look away from your screens –Staring at a computer or phone screen for hours on end can lead to dry eyes and headaches. Every few hours you should take a break from your screens and look around. You can use this time to close your eyes and do some calming deep breathing. Here are three deep breathing exercises that you can do at work.
- Make use of the office kitchen –Bring lunch and snacks from home and keep it in the fridge. Food intake plays a crucial role in helping you remain energized and healthy. Minimizing the amount of processed, store bought food you consume can positively affect your life. Having light healthy snacks throughout your day instead of one heavy meal, will curb your cravings, maintain your energy and mood. [Speaking of healthy snacks - select blends will be available to purchase while you work!]
- Get up –Continuously sitting at a chair leads to stiffness so you should get up and stretch whenever you feel the stiffness setting in. If possible, go outside to get some sunlight and fresh air that will rejuvenate your mind and body. Here are 12 types of stretches that you can do at your desk.
- Stay hydrated –Make sure to drink water often, even if you don’t feel thirsty. Dehydration can lead to fatigue. Bring a large water bottle to work and keep it in your line of sight while you work to remind yourself to drink water.
- Try to be self-aware –Most importantly, pay attention to your body. Heedlessly striving towards your goals and ignoring the signs of stress and fatigue is detrimental to your health. While taking a break might seem like a waste of time, the pause is reenergizing and will help you get back to your work with a fresh perspective and mindset.
To maximize the effect of these tips, it is important that you work them into your daily schedule. As you add them in see if you can notice an overall improvement in your productivity and happiness with your work life balance.
You can come visit our wellness focused office space in Manhattan’s Financial District to see other ways we’ve integrated healthy practices into our workspace.