Today, the working style has been drastically changed which has greatly interrupted the healthy lifestyle of employees. It is so hectic for the employees to focus on their daily tasks while sitting on a chair consistently. This trending working culture tends to cause various adverse effects among the employees. It develops different health issues including; eye problems, backache, neck pain, fatigue, and digestion issues due to the irregular eating routine. Working under such unhealthy conditions not only affects our physical health but also our mental health that includes severe headaches and depression.
We know that in the previous year, the work from home plan didn’t work well enough for the employees and as for as their health is concerned, certain mental health problems appeared owing to the aggressive lockdown that has caused depression and anxiety. However, as we have moved to 2021, it is time to ensure a healthy work routine either home-based or within the organizations, and get past the COVID-19 pandemic.
No matter how sturdy the workflow of your office is; personal dedication is still the vital and mandatory thing in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Moreover, it’s all about a positive mindset that could really help out in building a positive and healthier work environment either in a home or within the organization.
Here are five health tips that are helpful in beating fatigue and other related issues:
A Healthy Snack Routine
The human body and brain require healthy food to work efficiently. Pack a bag of almonds or nuts, protein bars, dry fruit stuff; and eat it conveniently by putting it next to your laptop or computer if you are going to the office regularly. Additionally, it would be very easy for you to manage a time period to eat; either put this stuff by your side or give yourself a short break in order to get up and go for eating. This will also break the time of consistent sitting and freshen your mind.
Keep Yourself Hydrated
The intake of water is necessary at least every hour because water helps the person concentrate for a longer period of time. Moreover, it helps in reducing inadequate headaches ultimately a person feels fresh. If you are focused on your work for the past few hours consistently and you not giving yourself time to even drink water; this can affect your mental health adversely. Living a healthy lifestyle is important. According to a survey conducted under the authority of WHO; drinking at least eight glasses of water a day can help you stay active and empowers your brain to work efficiently. Therefore, you must keep yourself hydrated, it would be a good practice in order to work efficiently.
Maintain Your Lunch Portions
Eating a healthy diet with maintaining the appropriate portions not only beneficial for our body; but also considered an important part and aspect of our daily health routine. We do not consume many calories while sitting on a chair working all day long. Therefore it is necessary to avoid over-eating. Have a considerable amount of meal in order to keep yourself active and focused also ensure a healthy diet as it is essential for your health. An employee can perform his tasks effectively while balancing his diet routine.
Working consistently while sitting on a chair for too long is the major cause of fatigue, eyes, and back pains. So, in that case; give yourself a break and get up from the chair to stretch your back, neck, shoulder, and arms. Keep changing your sitting positions after a while to avoid being stuck to only one position while you are working in the office. If your work is home-based it is easier for you to do these effective stretching exercises in order to stay relaxed and active. Do exercise, eat healthily, and live a healthy lifestyle.
Communicate and be Interactive
Imagine working all day long sitting at the same place without talking to anyone, sounds ignorant. So, be interactive with your partners and coworkers. It diverts your mind from working pressure and stress for some time and freshens you up. Contrary to this, you can give your family time and interact with them in order to give your mind a short break and stay relaxed while working from home. There should be some wellness programs organized for employee awareness about the importance of health.
According to the research by the World Health Organization, over 300 million people in the world are suffering from depression. It would not be wrong to guess that in every working environment in the world; at least a few of the employees could be found suffering from depression. Therefore, not only workers but also all people must know to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Moreover, it is very important to promote mental health awareness and counseling within the organization; so that the workers could get awareness regarding these issues and sort out the preventive measures.