Between board meetings, desk chats and an over worked coffee machine, working in this type of environment can often be seen as the complete opposite of healthy living.
With this week being Employee Wellness Week, we thought it would be fitting to share some tips on how to stay active when your 9-5 often tends to roll onto a 24/7 clock.
The more hydrated your body is, the better your body will function. With spending often up to 12 hours at the office for some people, they cannot afford to hold off drinking those 8 glasses of water when one gets home from work. If you do not keep your body hydrated you will suffer from headaches, constipation and fatigue.
So take a refillable bottle to work and aim to drink at least 2 litres throughout the day.
Take a Walk
Use your lunch break for more than just a bite to eat. Taking a short walk after your lunch can help prevent blood sugar spikes to improve energy levels, prevent inflammation as well as keep cravings at bay.
We advise you to allocate 15 minutes for a post-meal stroll.
We can all benefit from a little mindful meditation from time to time. It increase your energy levels and can even help combat stress. All you need to do is close your eyes, and breathe in and out through your nose, placing your focus solely on your breathing for a couple of minutes.
Ditch The Desk Chair
Many companies have started offering their employees the option of using a gym ball instead of a desk chair. This does not only help your over all balance but stimulates your core muscles while working for hours staring at a computer screen. Along with this, the use of a exercise ball as your office chair is known to improve posture and decrease discomfort, who would of thought!
Get Up Every Hour
Sitting all day is bad for you, this is no secret. By sitting all day you are slowing down your circulation as well as your metabolism and tightening your muscles. Therefore we urge you to make a point to move. Whether that be stretching, walking to the toilet or climbing a flight of stairs.
Let us know if you have any tips when it comes to trying to stay healthy in the office. x