Posted on: 10 Jun 2019, admin
This year’s theme for Men’s Health Week is “By Numbers.” Each year the Men’s Health Network campaign to highlight health issues that specifically affect men. It’s often said that “Health is Wealth” and with the average man spending over 40 hours at work each week, we thought it’d be a good idea to give you guys five tips on how you can stay healthy in the office.
(And although these tips are aimed at men for Men’s Health Week, they are all actually good practices for both men and women!)
- Walk to work
If it’s possible, why not walk to work? There are so many benefits to walking only 30-minutes a day. It increases the health of your heart, enhances muscle power and endurance, reduces excess body fat and so much more! We understand that this may not always be possible but when you can, walk!
- Have a meeting on the move
This is ties in with our first tip on walking, you don’t have to only walk 30 minutes a day why not get those steps whilst you’re in a meeting. Do you have a phone call meeting? Why not do it on the move. (However, we advise that you do go somewhere quiet)
Did you know that stretching can reduce workplace stress? Frequent stretching keeps your muscles and tissues working just as they should! This can help improve your mental capabilities throughout the day, leaving you less tired, stressed and keeping you working hard!
- Say no to sugary snacks and candy
This may be difficult for our sweet-toothed guys out there. Though they may seem like a quick fix to those rumbles, they don’t do anything for you in the long-run. They are digested quickly, leaving you on a rollercoaster of sugar highs and lows. Instead, bring in some healthier snacks in from home or better yet, the healthy left over from dinner the night before.
- Drink water
Drinking water at work is very important – fun fact: there’s actually a law in place that states that employers must provide drinking water! Drinking water will help you fight off those sugary cravings and leave you feeling hydrated. If you’d like some extra flavour try putting in some fruits – you’ll be extra nutrients too!
We understand that it isn’t always easy to keep healthy in any setting however, it’s important that you do. We hope that this has inspired you to be a little healthier at work. If you’d like some more health tips, we’ve written a blog on the effects of stress in the workplace and you can combat it, check it out.