When you spend your whole day in an office, you probably wonder how you can practice healthy habits on the reg. Well, good news! It’s not hard to work healthy habits into your daily routine, you just need to know what to do. Check out our 5 tips below on how you can be healthier every day.
- You should probably drink more than you think
The 8×8 rule (8 glasses of 8 ounces) you know so well and have heard so many times when it comes to water? It’s antiquated. Many studies suggest you should measure the amount of water you drink based on your weight. Half your body weight, and that’s how much water you should drink. So for example, if you weigh 200 pounds, you should drink 100 ounces of water a day.
- Bring Your Own Lunch
Plan your lunch in advance. This one takes some extra work but is so worth it in the long run. When you bring your own lunch, it avoids temptation for unhealthy options. Pack some healthy snacks, too, so you can steer clear of the vending machine. As an added bonus, when you bring everything you eat, you can save money!
- Take The Stairs
If your office building has multiple floors, why not take the stairs? That extra bit of movement will give you an energy burst and mix up your movement throughout the day.
- Keep Your Work Station Clean
This may seem obvious, but too often we let wrappers and old coffee cups litter our desk throughout the day. It’s easy to take an extra minute to wipe your desk down once a day and is a great way to avoid any diseases making the office rounds. Not only is a clean workstation great for general preventative measures, but it’s great for morale, too! Not having clutter around can help clear your mind and make you feel more at peace.
- Stand Up And Stretch
If your company utilizes standing desks, great! Try to stand for 2-4 hours a day. If you don’t have standing desks, don’t worry, you can still participate in the fun! Try to stand up and stretch at least once every hour. Standing while working will boost your energy. Here are 17 stretches you can try.
We hope you incorporate these tips into your daily routine, and they help you live a little happier, easier, and healthier.