Just because you’re at work doesn’t mean you have to forget about having a healthy lifestyle. Our owner, Stephen Dize, is an extremely health conscious CEO. It’s important to him that the employees at OneVoice are healthy and happy – so we want to share with you some of the ways we do this ourselves!
*quick disclaimer: we are not health professionals, you should always consult your doctor before making drastic changes to your health, diet, and exercise routine. These tips are ones that we use here at our office!
The Key is in your Steps
Movement is one of the biggest keys to staying healthy at work, but we don’t always realize the ways we can do this. Does your job have a large parking lot? Lucky you! Park as far away as you are comfortable with. Is your office on the 2nd or 3rd floor? Forget about the elevator and take the stairs! Your heart will thank you for the extra work. Ready to go? How about you take your next meeting on a walk around your building, you’ll still accomplish what you needed to, get some fresh air AND some extra exercise for the day!
Food – your greatest ally and your biggest enemy
Pack a lunch! Fast food chains are typically strategically placed to be easily accessible to large office complexes, or where they can get a lot of business traffic. If you bring your lunch to work, you’ll be less likely to leave the office to grab some fast food. Try to bring healthy items – pack a homemade salad. One of my favorite things to do is bake or grill some chicken on the weekend (enough for the whole week), slice it up, and bring it into work on Monday. I buy some salad mix and a light dressing and I’m set for lunch that entire week!
Water is good for you!
Our bodies are mostly made of water and need a lot of water to stay hydrated. Dehydration can cause exhaustion and lack of focus (among other symptoms). Bring a reusable water bottle with you to work and make a couple of trips to the water cooler each day (hey! More exercise!). The hardest part of drinking water every day is making it available to yourself, if the water is on your desk, chances are you’ll have an easier time drinking it.
Keep your desk clean
Grab some of those disinfectant wipes at the grocery store and bring them into work. Don’t be afraid to clean off your keyboard, mouse and phone every week (or anything else you grab on a daily basis). We’re constantly touching things in public that can pass germs onto our hands, which we then pass on to our office supplies.
We have all heard that stress is one of the leading factors of health issues. Engage with your employer about having a positive work environment. We can’t always be stress free, but a stress-minimal work environment makes for very happy employees. We know our own bodies better than anyone else. If you’re feeling sore from sitting and typing on the computer, stop and do something else for awhile.