By Fiona from Health Can Be Fun
1. Take Breaks
Spending more than 8 hours at a desk without moving around decreases your energy. Productivity is not measured by the hours at the desk but by how much you get done without compromising your health.
HCF recommends: Try chair yoga exercises or take a short 10 minutes walk around your office building to rejuvenate your body.
Humor and laughter can be effective communication tools used during interaction with colleagues and customers. It helps break the ice, improves relationships and bonding at the workplace.
HCF recommends: Sharing jokes, funny stories or images during break times. I’m sure some images on 9gag will serve as a good laughing material.
3. Participate in activities
Workplace health promotion programmes like team building events, fitness classes, talks and workshops organized by the recreation team or human resources are good platforms to get to know your colleagues better. This helps to strengthen bonds and working relationships/partnerships.
HCF recommends: Actively participate! Don’t be shy!
4. Healthy work environment
De-clutter your workspace and the office shelvings and tables. Wipe down your keyboards and table.
HCF recommends: Mini spring-cleaning every month to throw out outdated documents and other redundant items.
Of course with healthy snacks like fruits, nuts, yogurts with quality proteins and fiber that sustain your energy levels. Snacks laden with high sugar content give you quick sugar rushes and decrease your energy overtime.
HCF recommends: BYOF (Bring your own fruit).
6. Drink your H20
Hydrate your body every half hour with water. Most of us tend to drink caffeinated beverages that dehydrate our body. It is vital to hydrate our body to stay focus and be productive at our tasks.
HCF recommends: BYOB (Bring your own bottle) of water and place it on your desk at your own convenience.