Does your job require you to be in the office almost all day? Do you ever feel frustrated once in a while because your job requires you to sit on your desk all day/most of the time?
You are not alone. One may realize the bad effects that it can cause our body on a long term basis. No, you don’t have to consider quitting your job because of this, but rather you can think of ways on how you can make changes while maintaining an office job.
Just because you work all day long doesn’t mean you can’t stay fit and healthy. You’re not alone. There are thousands out there having the same dilemma, too. Well, worry no more. You can still stay fit and healthy by implementing some changes in your work habits.
- Get enough sleep. There’s the famous saying, “Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” Getting enough sleep makes you feel refreshed and helps your immune system. It also helps on your concentration for the next day, as well as prevents those dark circles around your eyes. So as much as possible, whenever you can, sleep at least 6-8 hours every day.
- Eat breakfast. Skipping breakfast should be a No-No! Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. You might think that skipping breakfast helps your diet, but it’s the other way around. When you skip breakfast, you tend to crave for junk food and consume more in your other meals. However, when you eat your breakfast, it jumpstarts your metabolism and energy and helps you to start your day right.
- Refrain yourself from eating too much snack and/or candies during break time. Yes, you would need sweets for a quick boost in your energy level, but remember; too much of anything is not good for your body. ESPECIALLY SWEETS. You can find sweets everywhere in your office—-I’m not saying that you should avoid this forever; you can eat sweets, but NOT ALL THE TIME. To resist the urge to go to the vending machine in your workplace, you can bring healthier snacks from home like: fruits, sandwich, crackers, cheese sticks, nuts, etc.
- Water, water, water. Drink plenty of water. It helps keeps you hydrated all day and helps you stay away from sugary drinks like soda, juice or coffee.
- It’s in the posture, guys. Be it standing, sitting or walking, and even when you’re not at work, remember to always maintain proper posture.
- Move, move, move! Doing office work or having a home-based job doesn’t mean that you can’t get up once in a while. You can walk around and do some stretching— visit the bathroom, go to your friend whose table is located at the other side of the room, grab some snack or some coffee at the cafeteria, etc. Grab any opportunity that you can to burn calories.
- Let your eyes rest every once in a while. When you spend so much time in front of the computer, it is important that you look away from the screen once in a while and let your eyes rest. Though it may sound simple, it helps you a lot in avoiding too much strain on your eyes. You can either look away or close your eyes, whichever you may prefer.
Of course, staying fit and healthy doesn’t only include these things, because you need a balance of proper diet, rest and regular exercise to achieve a healthy lifestyle.
Have a great day everyone! 🙂
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