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Wellness at Work

Wellness at Work

Being cooped up in an office got you feeling down? Are you looking for ways to boost your energy and physical activity throughout the day? Here are seven simple tips to bring wellness to the workplace.

Get up and move.

Aim to get up and move at least every hour. Use a standing desk if possible. If you have a wireless headset, walk around (or in place) while on the phone. Take a walk on your lunch break. Even the smallest increase in activity can boost your energy, improve your focus. and benefit your health!

Stretch out.

Do some simple stretches to loosen up your neck, shoulders, and back. Focus on your breathing to enhance your stretching (more on that below). Many stretches can be done while sitting, but standing will provide further benefits.

Check your posture.

If you’re sitting, keep your back straight, shoulders down, and knees at a 90-degree angle from your body. Make sure your chair has adequate lower back support. If you’re standing, distribute your weight evenly between both legs and support your spine by engaging your core muscles.

Take a breath.

Deep breathing goes a long way to ease stress and tension. Breathe in slowly through your nose, hold for a few seconds, then slowly exhale through your mouth. Pause between breathes. Tip: diffuse some energizing or purifying essential oils with an aromatherapy diffuser for an additional boost!

Decompress.

Listen to relaxing music while you work. Keep a stress ball handy to squeeze away excess tension. When things are especially stressful, step away from your desk for a quick break (here's a good chance to move around or practice your deep breathing!).

Hydrate.

We all know we should drink more water, but exactly how much more? Your body weight divided in half is about how many ounces you should be drinking per day (e.g. 160 lbs ÷ 2 = 80, and 80 ounces ÷ 16 = 5 cups of water per day minimum). If water is too boring by itself, infuse your water with lemon or cucumber, or mix in a natural water enhancer (we love Slender Sticks and Effer C packets!).

Keep a positive mindset.

Practice gratitude and appreciation; write a coworker a note for a job well done. Avoid complaining and be thankful for the positive. Don't take yourself too seriously, and laugh when you can. Small changes in mindset can go a long way to boost your mood and overall wellness at work.

How do you stay active and manage stress at work? We'd love to hear in the comments below!

*Content contained in this article is not intended to provide or to constitute medical or healthcare advice. Nor can it be relied upon as preventative care, cure, or treatment for any disease or medical condition. You should consult a qualified healthcare professional for advice regarding the diagnosis and treatment of any medical condition and before starting any supplementation, nutritional, exercise, or other medical program.


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