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Do you spend hours working on a PC? Here are 6 Tips for a Healthier Lifestyle

Do you spend hours working on a PC? Here are 6 Tips for a Healthier Lifestyle

Are you of the opinion that working in an office is not a dangerous occupation? Think again! You would be surprised at the number of health issues an office worker might face. Most of the factors behind these health issues are usually caused by excessively long time at a desk, with little or no movement. Leading a sedentary lifestyle may sound cool but it comes with a price tag; it is known to heighten one’s likelihood of suffering of heart disease and bad blood pressure, not to mention that it could also lead to obesity.

Through our blog post, we would like to encourage you to start adopting a few lifestyle changes that will result in your better overall health!


1. Exercise, Exercise, Exercise

This may sound like a broken record, but the importance of getting exercise regularly (yes, daily!) is something that many tend to underestimate. Any kind of exercise will be beneficial for your physical and mental health. In a job that can be stressful and mentally demanding, it is important to do some physical exercise on a regular basis.

Tip: Try a few simple stretching exercises> or walk around the block a couple of times each day. Switch to using the stairs at home or at the office instead of the lift. Make the little changes part of your daily routine. It will pay you back in kind!


2. Sleep

When you are in your twenties, you think that you can spend a whole night out partying and then go out and conquer the world. Although spending a night out will not harm you, if it is a one-off, it will have an impact on your health if done on a regular basis. Sleeping is something that is required by the body to recuperate its energy. The body’s inactivity helps reboot the brain. Studies clearly show that getting enough sleep significantly boosts your focus during the day, as well as improving your immune system. If you are working in an environment that requires concentration, having a rested mind and body is crucial.

Tip: No matter how busy you are, do not sleep less than seven hours a day. Set your daily agenda for sleep-time, it’s your ‘body and mind recharge moment’.


3. Sit up straight

Bad posture is a common problem with employees that have a sedentary job. Even if you have comfortable desks and chairs, it is important to be conscious of your posture. The number of young people suffering from chronic injuries due to bad posture is increasing.

Studies indicate that spending long periods of time sitting at a desk is not healthy. Some employees have resolved this issue by using standing desks. If you would like to try this out, keep in mind that your body needs to adjust gradually, so introduce it slowly.

Tip: Are you sitting on a good chair? Changing your working chair to an ergonomic one helps!


4. Limit your intake of caffeine

There is nothing wrong with a limited amount of caffeine; however, too much could seriously damage your metabolism and biorhythm. There are various misconceptions about caffeine, although, throughout the years, it has been revealed that people who consume caffeine on a regular basis actually need it to function properly. Caffeine can be addictive. One of the benefits of reducing your caffeine intake is better sleep.

Tip: Most leading coffee makers sell caffeine-free coffee, so where’s the problem? You can still keep enjoying your coffee as often as you like.


5. Healthy Diet

A healthy diet is complementary to a healthy lifestyle. This does not mean that you should not enjoy a snack or something unhealthy every now and again, but this should not be the rule. It is all about having a balanced diet.

Tip: Try eating soup four times a week in the evenings, while switching to salads at lunchtime, at least on weekdays. If you follow this basic regime, you will see the results on your measuring scales, and in your overall health and fitness, within the first week!


6. Learn to Unwind

Nowadays, with smartphones and social media, we are always reachable whether it’s for friends or work. It is difficult to unwind and disconnect from technology. However, it is important to do this in order to enjoy your surroundings and be present in the moment.

When working in a stressful and mentally-demanding environment it is important to find ways and means how to balance things out. The body and mind need to disconnect, and it is crucial to counter fight the stress by leading a healthy lifestyle.

Tip: All work and no play makes Jack/Jill a dull boy/girl. Got it?

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Authored by the Finerton.com News Team (Malta)
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Last modified on: August 31, 2020


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