4 Great Tips to Fight Stress at the Office

In an earlier post, I told you how working overtime at office increase chances of heart failure. Working at an office can rid the body of many opportunities to workout. Office work is often considered as sitting with people usually need only to sit in their own desks or cubicles to do their job. Despite quite a physically relaxing job, it can also stress out the mind into such an extent as to affect the body overall. This type of living day in and day out can eventually affect one’s overall health.

Working at an office need not lead into this type of situation. There are many ways in which you can still stay considerably active and physically healthy by making sure that your body gets the much needed workout that it can manage when the opportunity presents itself. Here are some of them that you can try out.

Early Stretching

Instead of jumping out of bed immediately after you wake up, you can try to slowly awaken your body by doing some early stretching. Try to give your muscles a stretch or so the minute you wake up in order to awaken them the right way. This will help get that blood circulation going and provides your body with an easy but simple “pick-me-upper” at the start of your day.

Schedule Breaks

Prolonged stress can really get to you even if you are not aware of it. This can happen easily in any office scenario. In order to prevent it from affecting you, it would be good to schedule timely breaks into your office routine in order to help provide you with some much needed rest from the stress. This might help strike up a balance between work and rest that your body really needs on a daily basis.

Stretch Breaks

Stretches become your friend at the office. It may be just the simple workout that you need or maybe able to do. It’s simple and it won’t take quite a lot of your time. You can stretch your limbs from time to time or you can do them for a five or ten minute period at each scheduled break. Not only would it give your body some much needed time to function, stretching can also be quite relaxing especially if you are under quite a lot of stress.

Refresh Your Body and Mind

A day at the office requires getting the right kind of nutrients to feed the needs of your body. Lunch usually may provide you with a means to refresh your body and make it ready for the next half of the day. Try to eat something healthy for lunch such as a salad or a healthy serving of pasta or sandwich. Try to top it off with drinking lots of liquids to help keep you hydrated.  It can be easy to forget even drinking the right amounts of water while at the office and this can easily make you feel down and stressed with the lack of it.

So, do try these tips and I bet you’ll feel much relaxed even after a long hectic day at the office. Do you have some other tips that you want to share with us?

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  1. insanity says:

    It is important to recognize that fitness is vital to your overall well-being, physical and mental health, and quality of life.