Maintaining good health can be challenging for a medical office manager because of excessive workloads and work stress.
Medical practice employees spend most of their time sitting, which can be very harmful to your health.
It is easy to blame our unhealthy lifestyles on hectic schedules and the lack of energy after a long day at work, but easy-to-make excuses will not improve your health. It is crucial to take steps to improve your health, even while at work. Here are eight simple health hacks to make sure you stay feeling great at the office.
Improve your posture.
Sitting all day long is one of the main reasons for high blood sugar, increased blood pressure, and excessively high cholesterol levels. Employees who sit all day in front of their computers are at the most risk. Moreover, while staring into the computer screens, they unconsciously lean towards the screen, putting pressure on their neck and spine.
To avoid this, maintaining good posture is essential. Make sure your back is correctly supported while sitting. Also, make a habit of sitting upright to prevent leaning forward.
Get your blood flowing.
In addition to maintaining good posture, be sure to get up and move throughout your workday. Automate getting out of your seat with reminders every 30-60 minutes that prompt you to get up and move.
Positively engage with your co-workers.
Being positive and grateful in every situation positively impacts your health and well-being. It helps you ward off tension and stress and can boost the immune system.
Reward tasks with a snack.
A healthy snack, of course! Healthy snacks can improve overall mood, curb cravings, and elevate brain power and focus. Reward yourself for completing a task with a yummy snack that will help get you through a long day! Some healthy workday snack ideas include:
- Hummus and carrots
- Roasted chickpeas
- Assorted berries
- Peanut butter and celery
- Mozzarella sticks
Create hydration benchmarks.
Water is essential for the optimal functioning of our bodies. It also helps to release toxins and other waste products from our bodies. So, staying hydrated needs to be your number one priority while working. However, when we are overwhelmed with work, it is hard to keep track of the amount of water we drink throughout the day, and sometimes hours can go by without a sip.
Make it a point to drink at least eight glasses of water every day. You can set reminders or carry special water bottles to make sure you reach this goal. Be sure to take a water bottle wherever you go to keep dehydration at bay, instead of looking at the daunting task of drinking eight glasses or 64 ounces a day. Reaching your hydration goal will be more attainable by breaking it into smaller, more manageable pieces.
Implementing just a few of these hacks can make it a lot easier and will keep you healthy at work.
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