5 Habits You Can Start Today for a Healthier Workday

You may not be able to change your job, but you can change how you tackle your job everyday. Incorporating healthy habits into your day is a great way to improve your experience at work each day and look forward to boosting your health while at work. Give these habits a try today!

Wake Up 30 Minutes Earlier
Just an extra 30 minutes per day can make a huge difference in your morning and work day. This is a small adjustment to what you are used to, but will give you some quiet time to enjoy in the morning. Spend these 30 minutes however you best see fit. Some will spend the time enjoying a filling, healthy breakfast, while others will use the time for reading or yoga. Find what works for you and enjoy it! The key is giving yourself the time to set yourself up for success throughout the rest of your day.

Walk Around Once Every Hour
Whether it is going to refill your water bottle, walking up and down a few flights of stairs, or even just going to the restroom, walking around every hour is a small habit you can incorporate into your day. This small habit comes with many benefits. For example, it allows your body to loosen your muscles and get your blood flowing, perfect for the day after a hard workout. It also can help with focus and productivity. Taking a small, active break from your work will allow you to come back with a new focus and drive.

Pack Healthy Snacks
Not all snacks are created equal and not all snacks are bad. By making a habit of packing and bringing healthy snacks to work, you can enjoy curbing that hunger until lunch or until you get home with something that gives you confidence in its nutritional value — a snack you pick yourself. Avoid the office vending machine or the donuts brought in to share. Instead, you will be ready to go with vegetables, nuts, fruits, or your other favorite snacks!

Bring a Reusable Water Bottle
If you need an excuse to get up and walk around, bringing a reusable water bottle and drinking it throughout the day is a great one! Other than that, having water accessible at all times is key to staying hydrated and ensuring you are giving your body what it needs. It is easy to get busy and forget about drinking water throughout the day. Keep a reusable water bottle by your side at all times as a reminder and to make it easy to get those eight daily cups in.

Focus on One Task at a Time
Focusing on one task at a time is a vital habit to incorporate into your day. Stress often has a much more severe impact on our health than we realize. Often times that stress gets built up throughout our work days. By focusing on one task at a time, you are able to simply worry about the task at hand and avoid stressing about other tasks. This is easier said than done, but with time, you will be on your way to a healthier, happier workday!

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