Some people believe that office jobs are as easy and safe as they come. You get to sit back and relax in a chair for eight hours a day in a heated and air-conditioned building. But working an office job isn’t as safe as you might think! Spending 40 hours a week sitting at a desk can have serious impacts on your health. The lack of movement required in an office job can cause weight gain, aches and pains, and muscle tension. Keeping your eyes focused on a computer screen also can lead to headaches and eye strain. Luckily, there are steps you can take to send you on your way to a safer and healthier office environment.
Tips to Improve Office Health
- Pack a healthy lunch and avoid keeping unhealthy snacks and meals in the office. Although a candy bowl on your desk might make you popular with your coworkers, the easy access to this unhealthy treat can be too tempting. Reaching for healthier snack options at the office could make all the difference when it comes to weight gain.
- Coffee is what powers most of us through our workdays, but water is actually the most important beverage to keep us going. That 2 o’clock slump that everyone experiences is actually likely to be caused by dehydration, not a lack of caffeine. Instead of grabbing another cup of coffee, grab another bottle of water instead!
- For those of us who spend a lot of time on the phone, it can make life easier to hold the receiver between your shoulder and neck while our hands do other things. However, the convenience is not always worth it when you think about the strain it can cause your muscles. Consider asking your management to provide you with a hands-free device to make your life a little easier.
- If you’re sitting in an uncomfortable chair all day, you’re bound to develop health problems. Your management should look into ergonomic office furniture to fit each employee’s own unique needs as an individual and improve their posture and overall health in the office.
American Design Associates, Inc.
American Design Associates, Inc. is a Contract Furniture Dealer and Design Firm located in Towson, Maryland. We proudly consider ourselves a “Dream Team” comprised of experienced project managers, interior designers, service technicians and an outstanding customer support team. We service clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region including Maryland, DC, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and beyond. We have the resources and the know how to provide the best solution for all of your business needs.
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