Do you work in an office? If so, then you are at risk of gaining unwanted weight. Many people spend seven or more hours each day in their offices, but most rarely think about how those cubes or rooms affects their health. Does that mean quit your job and pray you find a way to pay your mortgage next month? Not at all. Instead, take heed of these 5 tips so you can be healthy enough to continue working.
Sit in a reclining office chair
Still sitting in that old, wood chair that hurts your butt and lower back? Well toss that chair out and get a reclining office chair. A recliner chair has low-back support and adjustable height and arm rests; therefore helping to improve your posture. Be sure to sit straight up with your knees bent 90 degrees to your ankles. Also, do not sit cross-legged for long periods of time.
Get a headset
Pinning your head and shoulders against a phone several hours per day is asking for neck and back pain. Opt for a headset. This way, you can talk while being able to move your body freely.
Ease hunger pain
We have moments were our stomach grows while attempting to get some work done. When that happens, it seems to affect your productivity. The reason for that is low blood sugar. To prevent that from occurring, you need a snack. But not a candy bar though. Instead, opt for some fruit or peanut butter on whole wheat toast.
Keep a tidy desk
Clutter on your office desk can be a headache (figuratively and literally). To prevent unwanted stress, tidy up your desk. Organize your desk in a way that minimizes strain on your body, and keep things in their place. In addition, make sure to use disinfected spray (or wipe) to kill germs that are on your office desk, phone and computer.
Get up every 30 minutes
One of the worse things you can do for your health is remain still for several hours. Most people who work an office job rarely get up. That is how they gain unwanted body fat. To prevent this, get up and walk around or stretch every 30 minutes. Also, if you need to contact a co-worker, instead of calling or emailing them, walk across the office to deliver the message to them.
Those 5 tips ensures that you be healthy while working your 9 to 5 office job.