24 Feb

5 Tips to Stay Healthy at Work

Whether you’re working remotely or in the office, do you ever feel tied to your desk? Do you find yourself sinking into your chair waiting for a message from a coworker or client? That’s not living your healthiest work lifestyle. Here are five ways you can improve your health while at work. 

Hide the Snacks 

Office snacks can be pretty irresistible, especially when someone brings in their homemade goodies or that box of doughnuts. Your pantry can also be hard to stay away from if you work from home. Try to avoid the snack desk or counter where you might be tempted to grab a treat. Snacking and then sitting is not the right combination for watching your calories. Instead, try keeping easy-to-grab fruits and veggies around for when you want a snack. You can also try integrating exercise and movement into your work day.

Take a Walk 

Make it a point to exercise during your lunch break. You can try taking a walk outside, it will help get you in shape and give you a chance for a mental break. You could also get someone to walk with you so that you can hold each other accountable. 

Give Your Eyes a Break 

Do you find yourself getting headaches after a long day on your computer? Well, that’s because you’re likely straining your eyes to see your screen. Experts say that your eyes should be roughly an arm’s length away from your screen. If you struggle to see from that distance, try increasing your font size so that it’s easier to read your screen. 

Take a Vacation 

It’s important to get away from work. Burnout is a real thing and can be harmful to your physical and mental health. Chances are you have allotted vacation time that’s given to you: use it! Take time to recharge your batteries so that you can be refreshed and perform better. 

Drink Water 

Have you ever felt tired in the late afternoon? It’s most likely caused by dehydration. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day. Experts recommend 8 to 10 glasses a day to keep you properly hydrated and alert. You’ll be surprised at how hydration helps you stay focused and on top of things. 

It’s essential not to lose track of your physical and mental health throughout your workday. Use these tips to help stay on track. If you need a reminder to drink more water, HidrateSpark smart water bottles -- the world’s smartest water bottles -- can help you monitor your hydration throughout the day.