The office of good health

If you work in an office or desk-bound job, it’s important to take a few steps to keep your immune system fighting fit, to stave off the sniffles and stay healthy.

1. Stay hydrated

Water way to stay healthy
By now everybody knows how important hydration is to stay fit and healthy. Water aids concentration, improves liver function and can even help you get a good night’s sleep so you feel rejuvenated and ready for action each morning. Yet some people still struggle to drink the recommended daily amount of fluids each day (2.5litres for a man, 2.0 litres for a woman). Try swapping a morning cup of coffee (which can inhibit hydration) for a cup of hot water and lemon.

2. Eye health – Changing focus

If your job requires you to spend long hours staring at a computer screen, studies show it can have long-term repercussions on your eyesight. The human eye is designed to pull focus at various distances, so maintaining the same focus for long hours may not be good for them. By simply alternating your focus on different distances throughout the day as a break from your screen, you can make sure your eyes are getting the workout they need to stay healthy.

3. Healthy sitting techniques – Happy seat

Long periods of sitting with incorrect posture can lead to various ailments later in life, from back pain to impaired circulation. Choosing an ergonomically designed chair can help you maintain perfect posture and alleviate pressure on your back and shoulders whilst keeping you comfortable for long periods. Always try to keep your legs out whilst sitting down, as opposed to under your seat, to aid circulation. Don’t forget to give your legs a stretch after sitting down for long periods too. Even if that means a quick stroll around your work space.

For advice on staying healthy at work and the best options for seating, talk to us at Support Design.