5 Ways to be Healthy in Your Office Job

Raise your hand if you spend most of your day sitting in an office… You probably think that because much of your day is sedentary, it is hard or almost impossible for you to practice healthy habits. Lucky for you, it’s not! Maintaining your health is one of, if not the most important thing you can do for yourself. It affects your relationships, your mindset, and your performance at work. Occupational health can be achieved by everyone from physical labor to office work. 

Try out these 5 tips during your next workday to start creating healthy habits to add to your routine!

  1. Take Breaks

Breaks are a great way to get your body moving and allow your mind to rest. You can set a timer or use a smartwatch to help you remember to stand and stretch at least once an hour. Staring at a computer screen all day is exhausting and hard on your eyes, neck, and back, so don’t skip on breaks!

  1. Stay Hydrated

Drinking plenty of water will help keep your energy levels high throughout the day. Don’t wait until you are thirsty to grab some water. Use your breaks to get up and refill your water so you are always drinking during the workday! 

  1. Eat Healthy Snacks

It can be easy to go for junk food at work, but if you keep healthy snack options on hand, the temptation won’t be as strong. Try eating a filling, nutrient-filled breakfast to get your day off to a great start!

  1. Focus on Ergonomics

Ergonomics is the science of fitting a workplace to the user’s needs. This increases efficiency and productivity as well as improves your comfort levels at work. A lot of workplaces are putting more time into making sure workstations are set up to aid in good posture and movement. Did you know that there is a science to how you should be sitting and working at your desk?

  1. Get Regular Care

Just like you shouldn’t wait until you are thirsty to drink water, don’t wait until you are sick to seek out care. Instead, visit your healthcare provider for regular checkups throughout the year. Better Life Chiropractic & Wellness emphasizes improving your health in an effort to reduce the risk of pain and illness in the first place.

When you are working hard, you have to make sure you are resting hard too. These tips will help lead you down a path of putting your health back in your hands! If you want to learn more about the importance of occupational health or schedule an appointment, we are happy to chat!