Stressful meetings, overtime, and constant pressure to deliver top-notch results.
Increased competition and business goals for increased productivity and profitability year after year. All this affects your health and should not be taken lightly. Failure to maintain occupational health can lead to mental overload and burnout, often with long-term fatal consequences.
Here, even the simplest health benefits in the workplace can have a major impact. Benefits such as exercise, massage, fruit at work can help reduce stress while encouraging a healthy lifestyle.
Here are our top tips to help you get better health at work despite a busy schedule:
Plan a workout in your schedule
Just as you would schedule an important meeting or conference call in the calendar, you can schedule your workouts and exercise for the week in the calendar. This way, you know that time is set aside and you reduce the risk of prioritizing something “more important” over your workout.
Bring your own lunch
Many people choose to take a break from the office and go out for lunch. While a break in itself can be useful, it is far more useful, and cheaper, to bring your own lunch box where you know exactly what healthy ingredients are included in your meal while allowing you to better control your portion size.
Avoid snacks at the office
There is often a lot of snacks in the workplaces today and this often means snacks with a lot of sugar or fat, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Try replacing the candy or chips with almonds, hummus, and carrots.
Move and exercise regularly
Find simple, natural ways to touch you more regularly at work. Instead of parking right at work, you might want to park a few blocks away and walk the last bit. If you are commuting, get off a few stops before and take a nice and energizing walk. When you walk up to the office, take the stairs instead of the elevator, go for a walk at lunch, or go over to a colleague instead of email.
Avoid the soft drinks
It can feel tempting with a cold soda on a hot summer day, but as we all know so soda contains lots of sugar and empty calories. If you need a caffeine kick in the afternoon, try green tea.