The problems of leading such busy lives that are full of different activities means that people have very little time looking after their health. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle in our busy days can be quite challenging, but it is a must. Here are the best practices to live a healthy lifestyle while at work.
The urban Indian population is spending more and more time indoors. More precisely, indoors in an AC environment, in front of a laptop, sitting at a desk. With coffee breaks in between, very large lunches in the middle of the day, and, on rare occasions, one hour of sweating it out at the gym in the evening. So, it comes as no surprise that diabetes and obesity are on the rise.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle when you’re spending most of your day in the workplace is not an easy task. You might not have the time and space to take a walk or have access to an indoor gym to slip off to during the day. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t still try. In fact, it means you need to try all the harder because staying healthy is a large part of staying productive, not to mention staying alive.
Here are some tips for a healthier lifestyle in the workplace:
Skip the big office lunch and pack something lighter instead
Yes, we know, it’s really not so cool to carry a lunchbox. But that big mid-day meal, besides putting you to sleep, really doesn’t help when you’re spending the whole day seated, without any physical activity apart from typing. Try and convince the people around you to do it – that way you’ll still have company.
If you’re used to taking a lot of coffee breaks, convert them to green tea breaks. It’s more about drinking something hot and relaxing your mind. Too many coffees can make you a lot more tired than you drink. You probably placed a water bottle on your desk in the morning, but have you been using it?