Tips for Staying Healthy in the Workplace
1. Make sure to not sit for too long at one time..get up and stretch or take a walk around..this not only improves your blood pressure, but also boosts your mood.
2. Pack you lunch each day. Try to pack a lunch that is low in sodium, sugar, fat and processed chemicals.
3. Give up fast food period!
4. Try to leave your work at work. Dont carry work stresses home with you.
The average American spends 8.8 hours a day at work. That adds up to about 90,000 hours in a lifetime. That's not counting the work you carry home and your every day house work. We spend so much time at work, it has become our home away from home. Unfortunately for many, work is taking it's toll, both mentally and physically.
Our bodies suffer in so many different ways. First and foremost, our eating habits and diets are on my radar. How many of you reading this today buy your coffee, breakfast, lunch and or dinner from local fast food spots while at work at least 1-2 times a week? These meals and snacks are full of salt, fat, sugar, grease and a whole host of chemical additives and preservatives that wreak havoc on our bodies.
Whether you work in an office, as a vet, are in the military or teacher etc.....inevitably work can be stressful. Many people have to take medications for anxiety due to work related stress and pressure. This is a coping mechanism, but is doing more harm then good in the long run.
For many people, this information hits close to home and can be daunting. The good news is there are many ways to change this situation!
It's imperative for corporations to take the lead on ensuring their employees are healthy. When employees are eating healthy, exercising, getting enough sleep and have low stress , employers will see less missed work days due to illness, an improvement in productivity and morale, a lowering of insurance claims and employees who are happy.
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