4 Tips to Stay Healthy and Happy at the Office
Finally, the end of the flu season is upon us. As the snow melts away and flowers start to bloom, it’s time to kick those healthy habits into gear and keep those nasty viruses out of our systems. But with a full-time job, it may seem like a daunting task to stay healthy while still at the office.
At Gregory Grier we try to keep all of our employees healthy and happy, even when on the job. So as we jump into spring, here are some easy tips to stay active and vigorous.
- Keep plants in the office. Not only do plants make employees more productive, but they also help filter the air by absorbing pollutants and dust. In a concentrated space, the air can get stagnant and polluted. Adding greenery breathes life into an office and has been scientifically proven to reduce the amount of pollutants in the air. A green environment also makes the office space more enjoyable and helps employees concentrate, creating a productive workplace.
- Bring healthy snacks/lunch. The best way to keep the germs away? Fuel your body with healthy foods. Stock your mini-fridge, bring a cooler, and prepare your lunch the night before. These easy steps can help you feel better and keep you healthy. Steer clear of the vending machine death traps and keep nutritious snacks in your desk drawer. It will benefit your body and your wallet.
- Use your coffee break for more than just a caffeine fix. No matter the job, we all take coffee breaks. So instead of standing around the machine while sipping your liquid fuel, slip on a pair of running shoes and take a 10-15 minute walk around the building. Sitting around all day drains your energy. A quick walk can loosen your limbs, increase circulation, and ease stress. You will come back to your desk feeling refreshed, energized, and ready for the next task.
- Drink more water. We hear this all the time, and although repetitive, the benefits are exponential. When you’re sitting at your desk all day, many people reach for coffee or soda to boost their energy. But in reality, your body is craving water. Staying hydrated helps keep you focused, energized, and concentrated. So keep a water bottle at your desk and keep refilling it. It will flush away toxins and keep your body strong.
These 4 tips are simple and easy ways to stay healthy and happy at the office. You’ve got nothing to lose, so why not give them a try?