We need offices in order for the world to function as it should. There are so many tasks that are carried out daily all over the world in an office but unfortunately sitting in front of a computer for hours each day does not allow you to get out, stretch your legs and reap the constant rewards of a healthy lifestyle. It can be easy to fall into a routine filled with less beneficial habits while you are working in an office, ranging from sitting in a position that can cause you injury to eating too many biscuits. Thankfully there are things you can do while in an office each day that will contribute to a healthier working lifestyle.
Rest your eyes
Sleeping while at work may not be an option but it is still highly recommended that you take the opportunity to rest your eyes at certain intervals by having some time away from the computer screen. Working continuously at a screen puts particular strain on your eyes so while there might be a workload to get through it is still necessary to find a few minutes to either rest or take on a different type of task.
It goes without saying that the more unhealthy food you eat while sitting in the office the more detrimental it will be to your waistline. Besides getting exercise outdoors or at the gym in your time off you can make substitutions to what you eat during work and making the food yourself will generally be a better option than buying something ready-made. Hydrating yourself by drinking water is also a very useful tip.
Correct seating position
Even if you think that it does not matter greatly how you sit while you are working it is certainly important for your well-being. You should be seated in an upright position with your feet flat on the floor and you should not have to stretch to use your mouse or keyboard.
Exercise while working
You can help yourself with regard to your circulation if you take the time while working to do some simple exercises. It is as basic as keeping your feet moving from time to time or performing circular motions with your ankles for example. Getting out of your seat on regular occasions is also something that will help but naturally your employer may not take too kindly to you doing it every five minutes.
Article written by Steve Hadley representing the office equipment supplier www.officespot.ie who specialise in affordable options.