Good health, strong work ethic go hand in hand.
When it comes to being productive in the office, nothing helps more than being the healthiest version of yourself. Creating healthy habits and eating healthy food is essential to having the proper mindset to maximize your workplace potential. A healthy body will help you build a healthy approach to work and adopting these 5 healthy habits is a good start toward getting there.
Staying hydrated goes a long way.
Many ailments and discomforts can be attributed to not being properly hydrated, so it is a good idea to drink plenty of water throughout the day. Hunger cravings, headaches and general feelings of disorientation can be attributed to dehydration. By drinking enough water, you can improve your mood, energy levels and attention span.
Replace candy with fruit, nuts or energy bars
While hunger pangs during a workday are all but inevitable and are often exacerbated by work-related stress, avoiding the easy quick fix and pitfalls of candy is a good idea. Having a supply of healthy snacks on hand can help you avoid impulsively choosing sugar-laden junk food. Snacking on fruits and nuts will provide your body with needed nutrients, vitamins and minerals in addition to providing you with the energy you need to be productive instead of filling up on empty calories and the crash that follows their consumption.
Work some breaks into your workday.
Remaining seated for long periods of time can be harmful in several ways, so it’s a good idea to give your body some recovery time throughout the workday. Step away from the computer and walk around the office every now and then. An even better idea is to step outside and get a breath of fresh air. It can help in the short term by refreshing your attitude and in the long term by decreasing your risks of heart disease, diabetes and back pain. Even standing at your desk and stretching for a few minutes can help loosen your back, shoulders, hips and neck.
Improve your posture.
While in the seated position, it’s a good practice to do it with the proper posture. Using an ergonomic chair or adjustable height, sit-stand desk to achieve it can make a big difference in the quality of your work. Improper posture affects mood adversely and can impair breathing and blood flow. More oxygenated blood reaching your brain can increase mental acuity. Wedging a phone between your head and shoulder can worsen the effects of poor posture and can lead to neck injury. Improvement in seated posture reduces stress and increases productivity.
Eliminate as many distractions as possible
The distractions of constantly checking email or social media can divert your attention from what really matters and lead to lack of focus on the task at hand, negatively impacting your work. Limiting the number of times you check the inbox keeps you in a productive flow. Eliminating constantly getting sucked into the distraction of social media and limiting it to the relaxing moments of break time helps you stay focused on your assignments for as long as necessary to get them done more efficiently.
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