Labour Day 2018: Tips to Stay Healthy while being Laborious
01-05-2018 | Posted By: Chhavi | 787 View(s)
Labour Day, also known as International Workers’ Day in some countries is a celebration of the working classes and labourers that is promoted by the International labour movement which occurs every year on May 1. Workers and labours work for seven to ten hours per day, and even more in conditions that may/ may not be favourable. There are people who have desk jobs and sit in front of a computer for long hours, five days a week, and then there are workers who stay outside in the scorching heat to do their work. Whatever the job may be, one can say that work can take a toll on a worker’s body if they don’t be careful. In this blog post, we are going to share with you some simple tips to stay healthy while you are at work. And also, we would like to wish you ‘Happy Labour Day’. Where would the world be if you hadn’t worked day and night for the bright future of this world? Believe me; we would have been doomed! Now, without any further ado, let us explore the tips to stay healthy at work.
Top 10 Simple Tips to Stay Healthy at Work
1. Drink at least 8 to 10 glasses water every day. You should always carry a water bottle with you and drink a glass of water every hour at work to stay hydrated. You can also pack watery fruits like oranges, grapes, watermelons, and apples, to keep yourself hydrated and healthy at work. Studies claim that many people start feeling dull at 3 PM at work, and one of the reasons behind this may be dehydration. Set goals: Bring a one-litre bottle of water to work and try to finish the bottle by lunch, and then you should fill it up again and finish the bottle by 3 pm. By 5 p.m, finish the third bottle.’
2. Do not overload your tummy with high-calorie snacks at work. We know it is hard to resist that candy offered by your coworker, but you must, because at the end of the day you would not like to get a big round tummy. So work on your temptations, take a break, get a breath of fresh air, and skip the candy. If you are hungry, grab a fruit and eat it, but do not opt for junk food because they are highly unhealthy.
3. Eat a healthy lunch, but also make sure that you practice portion control to avoid consuming too many calories. People who have desk jobs must practise portion control because they sit for long hours, and sitting does not help burn calories.
4. Practise a good sitting posture. Make sure your neck is not bent to the side for long periods of time. Tension neck syndrome is a condition that can occur when the neck and upper shoulders are held in a fixed position for long hours. It can cause neck and shoulder pain, tenderness, and muscle tightness. Maintain a good body posture while you are at work to avoid neck and back pain problems.
5. Wash your hands frequently to prevent yourself from getting sick. Make sure to wash your hands properly before you eat, after using the restroom, and after coughing or sneezing.
6. Keep your Surroundings Clean. Many scientists believe that a messy place affects your productivity. The place where you work should not be cluttered, and you should keep it clean and tidy. Keep sanitising wipes and stray at your desk and wipe down the surfaces often to prevent allergies, flu, and other health conditions that can arise out of unhygienic surroundings.
7. Take frequent breaks and get out in the sun. Most people today complain of back pain and joint pain, and when the health checkup is done, it turns out they have a vitamin D deficiency. It is important to get your daily dose of vitamin D and trust me when I say this- Sunlight is the best source of vitamin D. So get up from your chair for at least 5 minutes every hour and go out and get some fresh air. If it’s very hot outside, then you can get up and pass some time in an area which is quiet and surrounded by nature. The goal here is to get up and get some fresh air. Sitting for too long may put you at risk of dementia, heart disease, and diabetes. It is best if you take a brisk walk around your office building now and then while you are at work.
8. Don’t Take Too Much Caffeine. Yes, we love our morning coffee and tea, and there is no denying the fact that morning tea takes all the worries away. But, caffeine is not good for health. Hence you should try to reduce your caffeine intake. Have one cup of tea or coffee in the morning, and then later, you can fill in your tummy with a healthy beverage like green tea, black tea, or some cooling drinks such as buttermilk or lemonade.
9. Don’t be Too Hard on Yourself. Yes, you have to meet targets, attend meetings, manage people, but take out a moment to relax. It is good to be dedicated towards your work, and avoiding stress is almost inevitable in the workplace. But you can always try to manage stress and turn it into positive energy. So next time you find yourself in a stressful situation, start breathing deeply and count from 1 to 10 to release negative vibes from your body. Also, after returning from work, spend a good time with family, have some ‘Me-Time’, and do whatever that works for you to get rid of stress. In short, maintain a healthy balance between your personal and professional life.
10. Eat Healthy Snacks throughout the Day. To keep yourself healthy and energetic, you must keep healthy snacks like dried fruits, roasted lentils, and fruits, at your desk so that you can munch on whenever hunger pangs get you. Forget eating fried samosas, and burgers from the nearby café- Eat healthy snacks to manage your blood sugar levels.
Follow these simple and highly effective tips to stay healthy and productive. After all, ‘Health is wealth.’