It’s so hard to stay healthy at work. Not only do some employees have the temptation of baked goods, but they also do not move around enough at work. And with us being at work more than we are at home, it’s so important to think about our health. Therefore, here are some essential tips you need to stay healthy at work so that you don’t jeopardise your health.
Always stick to packed lunches
When colleagues are heading to the shop at lunch, it’s easy to decide to go along. But with so many temptations at the shop, you can put your health in jeopardy. After all, you are likely to pick up unhealthy snacks such as crisps or a chocolate bar. And you could even end up buying a coffee which will add hundreds of calories to your daily intake. Therefore, you should always stick to taking packed lunches with you so that you stay healthy while at the workplace. If you are stuck for ideas (tuna mayonnaise sandwich gets old quickly), check out this site for some ideas of low-calorie lunches. Meal prep doesn’t have to be time-consuming either. You can roast a chicken on a Sunday and use it as a base for lunches throughout the week with complex carbohydrates and healthy fats like sweet potato, cauliflower rice or avocado. Another simple lunch to make is soup, again you could add cooked chicken to it or go for a simple chunky vegetable soup.
If you can’t keep away from the sweet coffees on offer at Pret or Starbucks, invest in some sugar free syrup which you can carry in your handbag and add to your coffees at work without adding extra calories.
Don’t do anything physical beyond your skills
You will be surprised how many people have an injury at work. They decide to move something that is beyond their physical capabilities. And it ends up with them causing significant damage to their health. Therefore, you should always think twice before doing anything physical beyond your skills. Make sure you have had adequate health and safety training. And remember to always say no if you don’t feel comfortable doing something which could jeopardise your health, this is especially important during the busy Christmas season when temporary retail staff aren’t always given in-depth health and safety training. After all, you don’t want to end up with an injury which results in time off work. If you do get injured at your workplace, report it to the doctor, and then you can contact asb aspire and other similar companies who can help you.
Get some vitamin D at lunchtime
When we are stuck indoors at work, we are not getting out enough in the sunshine. With a lack of vitamin D, our skin can get worse. And it can put our mental health in jeopardy as vitamin D deficiency has been linked with depression. Therefore, it’s so important that you get out for some fresh air at lunch time. You will be surprised how much of a boost it will give you for your afternoon at work. And also getting out at lunchtime will ensure you get some movement in your body! Obviously as it’s winter you can source your vitamin D from supplements.
Avoid that smoking break
We all love an excuse to get out during the workday. And smoking is one way to get a break at work. But if you do start smoking regularly, you could impact your health. For one thing, it can lead to lung cancer. And it can also contribute to health issues such as heart disease and high blood pressure. Additionally, it can ruin your appearance; stained teeth and bad skin is not a good look! Therefore, skip the smoking break and head to the toilet, or get a glass of water, if you need some space from your work quarters!
And remember to keep calm in stressful work situations for the sake of your mental health. The building I work in has a meditation centre which offers lunchtime sessions as working in the city can be stressful. Why not see if there is something similar near you or go for a lunchtime gym workout to get those endorphins in.