Sitting in an office for eight hours or more each day can be detrimental to your health. But there are plenty of things you can do around the office to counter the effects of sitting all day.
- Take your lunch break: If you can, take time during the day to get some exercise, even if it’s just for a short period of time. A quick walk after lunch is a great way to start.
- Avoid neck and eye strain: Staring at a computer all day can cause eye strain and headaches. To help relieve this tension, try the 20:20:20 rule, which means every 20 minutes, stare at something 20 feet away, for 20 seconds.
- Dealing with stress at work: Workplace stress can have physical side effects, such as back and neck pain, stomach aches, or headaches. In stressful situations it can be helpful to take a step back from the situation, clear your head by removing yourself from the situation, then reengage once you’re feeling more level headed.
- Dodging the snacks: Workplace snacks can quickly derail your healthy diet. Resist unhealthy snacks by eating a healthy lunch, which can help cut down your desire to snacks. Also try drinking more water, as the brain often confuses thirst and hunger signals.
Check out the full list of simple tips experts recommend for keeping fit and healthy in the workplace.
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