So many people spend their health gaining wealth and then have to spend their wealth to regain their health. – A.J. Materi
Working eight hours a day or even extending it to nine or ten just to finish tomorrow’s deadline? Managing piles of task each day leaving your weekdays filled with work-related anxiety and stress that may slowly drain your body. Our job is a need but health is primarily essential. Daily pressures in every occupation does not only leave junk of stress, it also inhibits one to practice healthy routine at work.
To help you combat stress and in some way improve your work performance, here are six tips to delve on:
Get a healthy desktop
Office jobs usually offer sedentary occupation, your desk tends to be filled with cola or other sweet stuff. Long hours of inactivity plus regular consumption of unhealthy food leads to obesity or diabetes. Be healthy, reserve a space for a bottle of water. Taking regular sips throughout the day helps you sustain normal fluid levels and resist fatigue. Add a small dish to hold nutritious snacks like nuts, dried fruits or yogurt.
Boost the power of A
Do you get that teary/watery eye during your duty? This may be due to long exposure with laptop monitor’s bright light. This excessive contact to radiation may put you at risk. Protect your eyes against the effects of free radicals by increasing your consumption of Vitamin A and E. Mixing some carrots in your packed lunch is a good way to sharpen your vision and protect your eyes from harmful radicals.
Sitting for hours can cause tissues and joint inflammation on your lower back. Constant keyboard work may cause inflammation in your wrists. To help fight stresses, do some regular neck and shoulder stretches; get up from your desk at frequent intervals; and get a short walk during lunch break. Enroll to yoga or gym to burn accrued fats from inactivity.
Eat with your colleagues
Lunch is an important time of the day for each employee. Mid-morning meetings or early deadline can cause them emotional strain and mid-day meal is their escape resort for breathing out. Eating together with your workmates not only helps you to relax but also to digest your food properly. Don’t forget to take a snack too, but not too much, as it induces extra sleepiness and calories that are hard to get rid.
Go easy with (instant) coffee
Coffee and other caffeine-rich products are popular, especially for night shift dutie, to stay alert and concentrate on the daily set of tasks. Coffee has a lot of benefits, but not all coffees are created equal. Instant coffee can cause heart disease and insomnia, try brewed coffee instead. Ideal coffee consumption must only be up to four cups. Also, other alternatives for coffee like green tea, chamomile and mint tea.
Join corporate team-buildings
Team building is not simply a channel for recreation, but also a stress reliever and reward for hard work. Long hours of work in a routinary office environment can be stressful and detrimental to overall health. Corporate outing with customary activities helps stimulate employees’ creativity and boosts their leadership skills and morale.
Aiming for a good career track and earning for a better living is good however, health should not be taken for granted. Our job is a good source of income but we should not be slaves of it.