Stuck In Office For Long Hours? Try These Tips To Stay Fit
By: Pinki Wed, 12 July 2017 06:38 AM
Earning a living doesn't need to cost you your health. There are plenty of things you can do to make sure you stay healthy and happy at work. Earning a living doesn't need to cost you your health. There are plenty of things you can do to make sure you stay healthy and happy at work.
1. Avoid Stress
A job that seems too difficult or demanding might be more manageable if you let go of certain beliefs, such as the notion that you should never make mistakes, or that everyone in your workplace needs to approve of you all time. There are also some great online resources that can help you learn about stress – and the role your thinking style can play in exacerbating it.
2. Take Walks
A growing body of research shows that sitting for hours of your day might shorten your life, even if you're getting the recommended amounts of daily exercise. That's because muscles need to contract for some important processes in the body to occur and long periods being still mean this doesn't happen enough. This affects our body's processing of fats and sugars in ways that increase our risk of heart disease and diabetes.
3. Sitting Posture
If your job sees you stuck in a chair, make sure your seating arrangement is ergonomic. When using a computer. Have your computer monitor at eye level, use your whole arm, not just your wrist, when using a mouse.
4. Muscle Work
Whether your job sees you tied to a computer, chopping food or digging ditches, repetitive movements or sustained postures can cause muscle imbalances. One muscle is overworked and becomes tight, while the opposing muscle is unused and remains slack. This not only leads to aches and pains, it can also lead to joints being improperly supported, increasing your risk of injury.
5. Eye care
Looking at a computer screen, reading, or doing other close-up work can increase your risk of short-sightedness, especially when you are young. Any task that minimises the "work" your eyes have to do to focus on your screen could be helpful. Have lighting that does not produce glare on the screen.Give your eyes regular rests from looking at the screen.