Many people notice a change in their health and waistline after they’ve started a new job. Between sitting at a desk all day long and partaking in the constant flow of treats being brought in, the office can be one of the biggest detriments to your health. But by making a few small changes to your daily habits at work, you can establish some healthy ones that will make a big difference.
There are many ways to incorporate movement into your daily routine. Whether you decide to walk or bike to work a few days a week, go on a midday walk with a coworker or participate in lunchtime workout classes, there are many opportunities at the workplace to be active.
Focus On Diet
Making small changes to your eating habits during the workday can have a big effect. To gain energy, it’s important to drink water as much as possible throughout the day, eat breakfast daily, step away from your computer when eating lunch and bring in healthy snacks so you don’t end up at the vending machine mid-afternoon.
Give Yourself A Break
Even five minutes away from your desk can go a long way to alleviate stress. Whether you go read a book, meditate, take a walk or simply take a few minutes to not be on electronics, giving yourself that time to relax and refocus can make a big difference for the rest of the day.
Find Other Supporters
Maintaining healthy habits at work can be much easier with a support system. Find others at the office who are trying to improve their daily routine as well and see if they’d like to walk a few times a week or be your accountability buddy when sweet treats are brought in.
If you’re looking for more helpful tips and up-to-date medical information, check in on the Denton Regional Urgent Care blog regularly this holiday season.
Disclaimer: Patients’ health can vary. Always consult with a medical professional before taking medication, making health-related decisions or deciding if medical advice is right for you.