Working 9-5 behind a desk all day? Not only is sitting behind a desk all day bad for you; hello back problems and weight gain, but it can also get pretty tedious.
So here are five really simple health hacks to help you get through the work day grind and come out feeling, better.
1. GO GREEN, GREEN, GREEN
Plants not only make your desk prettier, they are said to help reduce stress and fatigue. The mind naturally feels more peaceful when you surround yourself with nature. So get back to your roots and be at one with mother nature by adding a plant. Growing and pruning your own mini Bonsai is our tip to help calm those frayed nerves.
2. DRINK, DRINK, DRINK
A handy compact water filter jug at your desk is the ideal way to keep you hydrated and encourage you to drink your recommended daily intake of water.
So stay healthy with a BRITA fill&enjoy Fun water filter jug. It’s small and compact so won’t take up loads of space on your desk and comes in a range of fun bright colours to brighten your day and spark your creativity. This water filter jug holds 1.5 litres of water and is a much more cost-effective solution to buying bottled water.
Drinking water will improve your concentration levels. Not to mention it will keep your skin suitably hydrated because working inside air-conditioned environments can quickly dry out your skin.
3. MOISTURISE, MOISTURISE
Remember to protect your skin from losing its moisture and becoming tired and dehydrated. A handy tip is to keep your skin supple and fresh with a mini hydrating mist or moisturiser at your desk. I personally love using a hydrating mist because it’s quick and easy and leaves my skin feeling dewy and fresh. I also imagine that, just for a second, I’m being sprayed by a cool tropical sea breeze as I close my eyes.
4. MOVE, MOVE, MOVE
Encourage yourself to do a quick work out by keeping a mat under your desk. Why not book yourself into a quick lunch time yoga session or simply take it into your local park and do some stretches or sit ups? You don’t want your little foamy friend sitting there waiting for you to use it. Find ways to encourage you to move and do some exercise, even just for 10 minutes. One tip is to take the stairs instead of the elevator. By adding exercise to your day, you will boost your energy levels.
5. EAT, EAT, EAT
If you are guilty of always eating your lunch at your desk, stop now. Force yourself to take a lunch break and go out for a 30 minute break. Enjoy the outdoor sun by eating your lunch in the park and get a Vitamin D boost at the same time.
Remember our five easy to do health hacks from exercising during the day to keeping a BRITA fill&enjoy Fun water filter jug by your desk will boost your energy levels.