How To Stay Healthy In The Workplace
- Feb 21, 2020
- By Sara Myers
At BLND, a public relations agency in Los Angeles and New York, we know that a busy workday can get in the way of staying healthy.
Get your steps in!
Research suggests that taking 10,000 steps a day reduces the risk of developing certain health conditions and improves overall mood. While moving a treadmill into the office may not be a realistic solution for many, there are many ways to increase your step count! Try parking your car farther from the entrance when you go to the store, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, giving your dog an extra walk and walking while waiting!
Prep your lunch!
Restaurant meals and processed foods have lots of salt added to them to enhance flavor and increase shelf life. Even foods that don’t taste salty like pastries or bread have a lot of sodium. Eating too much salt can elevate your risk of developing heart and kidney diseases. Cooking your meals helps you control your sodium intake and lets you control the portion size. Extra bonus: prepping your lunch saves money!
Get to know your coworkers!
As public relations professionals, we spend a great deal of our time with our coworkers. Getting to know the people in your office yields not only professional benefits but fosters camaraderie and reduces stress. Forming friendships at work makes for an enjoyable and supportive environment in which presenting new ideas is much less anxiety-inducing!
Keep your desk organized!
A cluttered desk can make it hard to stay focused and retain information. A research study published in the Journal of Neuroscience showed that clutter creates stress, anxiety and guilt. Tidy up your desk before you leave work so you can start your day focused and productive tomorrow!
Wear blue light glasses!
Staring at a computer screen for hours at a time can make it hard to fall asleep. Wearing blue light blocking glasses can reduce your eye’s exposure to the high-energy frequencies radiating from computer screens and improve sleep quality. Additionally, blue light glasses alleviate eye discomfort, making you feel more awake.
Carve out some personal time!
We know that life can get busy when you work at a public relations agency, but maintaining a work-life balance is vital to staying healthy and motivated. Some of our favorite ways to unwind are taking a five-minute meditation break, building off energy at a spin class and meeting up with friends for happy hour!
Interested in learning how the staff at our public relations agency master self-care? Click here.
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