Wellness Tips Wednesday: At Work
We spend more time at work than we do at home. This is why making sure that all good practices are put into use on your daily schedule. These tips are simple little additions to your busy day, implementing them will be a breeze.
Take the Stairs
It may be easier to take the elevator, at work but try to challenge yourself by taking the stairs. Our bodies are made for constant activity and while we are at work, we tend to stay in a constant position. Taking the stairs gives you a burst of exercise within your day.
Practice Good Posture
While sitting behind your desk all day, you may unknowingly adopt a habit of slouching. Slouching is not good for your spine and your overall posture. To reduce aches and pains that could result from this, it is advised to sit upright and maintain a proper form. Feet should be flat on the ground; the elbows should be at a 90-degree angle and close to the body. Thighs need to be parallel to the floor and your computer screen should be at eye level. Make sure to get up and walk around or stretch at regular intervals.
We are not implying to get a fidget spinner; we mean movement at the desk. Fidgeting improves cardiovascular health. Walking to the break room, walking to the bathroom, or fidgeting around at the desk with organizational tasks. Feel free to go out for a walk on your lunch break. Challenge yourself to increase the amount of walking you do every day.