5 Healthy Practices for the Office

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

3. Stay Hydrated

You’ve undoubtedly heard it before: you need lots of water to make it through the day. If your energy levels start to drag in the afternoon, it is likely an issue of being dehydrated.

Sometimes you may feel hungry and have the urge to snack when in fact your body just needs more water. Interestingly, it’s often hard for us to tell the difference between hunger and thirst.

In order to avoid these annoying symptoms, keep a full water bottle with you at all times. Develop a habit of carrying it with you so that you drink constantly. Even if it makes you go to the bathroom more often, look at it as a bonus – you have a valid excuse to get up and stretch more regularly!


4. Take Walking Breaks

Don’t just sit at your desk all day long without ever getting up. Set an alarm that regularly reminds you to take a 5-minute walking break. Your body needs that change of pace in order to maintain a good energy throughout the day.

Keep comfortable walking shoes by your desk so that you don’t have to worry about taking walks in your nice office shoes.

If you can manage to walk outside for a few minutes, you’ll also gain the benefit of getting more Vitamin D in your system.

5. Take the Stairs

The easiest way to sneak in a little bit of exercise at the office is to simply take the stairs. Even if you just walk up a few flights, you can burn 10 or 20 calories. That may not sound like much, but it adds up quickly if you take the stairs every day!

What are your tricks for staying healthy at the office? Share your feedback in the comments below!