How to keep healthy despite your long working hours

How to Keep Healthy Despite Your Long Working Hours

Simone Camy by Simone Camy on Jan 30, 2016
Why you should care

If being healthy is proving to be a challenge for your busy schedule, here are a few tips to help you get started!

Living a healthier lifestyle is easier said than done – what with work and personal obligations, healthy habits often get thrown out the window.

Note down these simple dos and don’ts that will keep you on track with your health goals!

The Dos:

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  1. Spare Five Minutes For A Walk

    If your job requires you to sit at your desk from 9am to 5pm (or even 3am), spare five minutes every 2 – 3 hours to get up and go for a walk. Whether it’s just down the hallway or around your office, it’s good to stretch and take a quick breather from work. This clears your mind and improves your blood circulation, which reduces your lethargy.

  2. Drink Up

    One of the upsides of being stuck at an office is that you get to be near a water cooler all day. Bring a reusable bottle to the office and refill it throughout the day. Tip: Set a goal on the amount of water you plan on consuming by the end of the day, and make sure it’s nothing less than 2 litres!

  3. Set A Time To Work Out

    If you’re a morning person, working out for thirty minutes before getting ready for work is a great way to get your energy flowing. But for those who find it difficult to get up in the morning, you can always set an hour after work to go for a quick run. Setting reminders for your workouts is the best way to keep an exercise routine going. Rather than just toying with the idea of exercising after work, commit to a time and write it down.

The Don’ts:

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  1. Drown Yourself With Coffee 

    We know you do this to stay awake through the entire working day, but did you know that coffee is one of the main causes of dehydration? Try replacing your second cup of coffee with green tea – it offers a good amount of caffeine without the dehydrating effects.

  2. Indulge In Junk Food

    This is a hard habit to kick, but it’s possible. Keeping a storage of healthy snacks at your desk to keep yourself from running to the pantry for a bag of chips. We suggest cereal, biscuits, and even dark chocolates if you’re in need of that sugar rush.

  3. Don’t Always Go Out For Lunch

    As much as you want to socialise and take a break, sometimes it’s good to stay in the office to munch on your home-cooked meals. This saves you calories and money. If you can’t resist lunchtime gossip, then eat your home-cooked meal before joining your colleagues for a drink!

Why you should care

If being healthy is proving to be a challenge for your busy schedule, here are a few tips to help you get started!

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