4 Tips for a Healthier Work Week
Are you working that 9 to 5 grind? Do you feel foggy, stiff, and sluggish? If so, read on for some tips on how to stay healthy at your desk job!
Many people believe that it’s difficult to maintain their healthy lifestyle in their office. However, with a little bit of time and discipline, it’s possible to make your office life just as comfortable as your home one. Exercise, eating healthy meals, drinking plenty of water, and taking active breaks should all be part of your daily office routine.
- Exercise is important not only for your physical health but for your mental health as well. When you work out, you are releasing endorphins, which give you a positivity boost throughout your day. It also helps lower cortisol levels, which are related to stress. So find a way to get in at least 30 minutes of activity every day to get that body moving and that brain juice flowing!
- Meal prep. I know it sounds daunting, but if you spend an hour or two in your kitchen every Sunday, you can have your meals ready to go for every lunch the following week. And if you don’t know where to start, there are plenty of meal prepping services that will deliver food right to your door! Here’s a list of a dozen options you can try (https://www.self.com/story/the-12-best-meal-kit-delivery-services-for-easy-pre-prepped-dinners-and-smoothies. And don’t forget to bring snacks so that you don’t end up munching on chips from the common room.
- This one should be pretty obvious, but many people don’t drink enough. And a lot of the time, people mistake that empty feeling in their stomachs for hunger when it’s really dehydration. Pro tip: buy a reusable water bottle and try to drink 2-3 throughout the day. You may need to go to the bathroom more, but hey, you’ll be getting more movement in too.
- Active breaks. Whether that means taking a walk around the office, stretching, or reading something unrelated to work, it’s important to take a combination of breaks to release tension. Check out our last blog post (insert blog) for some helpful break ideas.
If you’ve been stuck in a rut for a while, it’s okay! Take things slowly by starting with one of these steps and add each one into your routine over time. We guarantee that you will become the healthy office guru and everyone will be coming to you for advice!