In today’s busy world of heavy workloads, keeping up with friends and family and sitting in traffic for your daily recruit your health can be affected in more than ways than you may be aware of. There are simple changes you can make to improve your general health, physique and body condition.
Read on to see how your lifestyle could be affecting your health and uncover our solutions for combating these issues:
- Poor desk posture at work
- Lack of nutrition in your diet
- Vision and eyesight problems
Sit up for a more comfortable work environment
Is your back arched and posture poor? Do you suffer from backache, muscle spasms and sore shoulders? Does your neck become stiff and sore? If so, this could be down to your office environment. Sitting in the same position for five days a week hunched over a keyboard or laptop can have a detrimental effect on your body composition. Sitting uncomfortably for such a long period of time in this position should be addressed immediately to avoid further strain and complications. Aggravated joints and soft tissue damage can occur when you use repetitive movements or move the head to the same side repeatedly, resulting in poor sitting and posture habits. Start by assessing your workplace ergonomics – is your chair fully adaptable so you can adjust head height, arm length and neck rest? Could the position of your computer monitor and workstation be altered? If you are experiencing these symptoms, consult your Office Manager to review your office design for HR department for support materials such as padded wrist rests.
You are what you eat
As the saying goes, you are what you eat. A healthy balanced diet will keep your body in top condition, your brain active and skin glowing. If you consume a high fat, high cholesterol diet your body will suffer in terms of your overall health, you will find it difficult to exercise and your energy levels will decrease. If you lead a busy lifestyle it’s important to fuel your body with the correct food choices. Leafy green vegetables, complex carbs and lots of protein will hugely benefit your mind and body. Check out this guide to eating healthy which you can incorporate into your daily lifestyle.
Get your eyes checked
If your nose is touching your mobile phone screen or laptop, it’s time to look at your eyesight. When was the last time you had an eye examination? You could be straining your eyesight irreparably and causing unnecessary stress and strain on your eyesight. It’s important to visit your optician every two years to check your vision, and test for any undetected eye conditions. If your eyes feel gritty, dry or excessively tired at the end of the day you may need to wear glasses or contact lenses. Your prescription will determine how bad your sight is and dependency on glasses. At the end of the day, rest your eyes by staying away from prolonged use on mobile devices and use of these before you sleep.