You spend a significant portion of your life at work (maybe even more than you’d like to think about).
The choices you make while there, in terms of health and wellness, are an important part of making sure you have a healthy lifestyle overall.
There are a lot of ways you can sabotage your health through your workplace habits, including being sedentary for the majority of the day, making bad food decisions, and letting stress take its toll.
Research shows sitting still for long periods of time can put you at a higher risk of obesity, metabolic syndrome, and developing certain types of cancer and cardiovascular disease.
Even if you’re regularly working out, it may not be enough to combat the harmful effects of sitting for long periods at work. These risks are amplified if you’re eating a poor diet during work hours, not drinking enough water, or handling your stress in unhealthy ways.
When you’re not making healthy choices at work, it’s not just a health concern. Your productivity is probably suffering as a result as well.
There are small, easy ways you can change your lifestyle when you’re at work. You can incorporate these tips into your workday, and improve your health outcomes while boosting productivity.
The changes don’t have to be huge to have a significant effect. They can be minimal and incremental but have a very real impact on your overall health.
Here are some ideas: