Working at a desk all day is a surefire way to feel down in the dumps. Plus, sitting at a computer for extended periods of time is unhealthy and can cause aches and pains in your back, shoulders, and wrists. To combat all these stressors, here are some workplace wellness tips to keep in mind during this work week!
Always have water on hand
Remember, if you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated! Not consuming enough water will make you feel sluggish, cause problems remembering simple things, and make it easier to develop headaches. Keep a water bottle of ice cold water within reach to feel alert at all times.
Eat at the same time every day
You will want to create a schedule, so make an easy eating plan to stick to. This will be so your body doesn’t have to go through the motions of hunger and endless snacking all day. Meal plan healthy meals at the beginning of each week and mark out the same time on your calendar every day to eat. Plus, having a schedule will go far to decrease hunger-inspired mood swings.
Get up every half an hour
Even if it is only to go to the bathroom, getting up and moving is a great way to add in some extra steps. Start the day with a few jumping jacks, do some stretches in the middle of the day, and even tapping your feet to music under your desk can do the trick and get the blood flowing.
Invest in heat
We all have those days where we just feel worn down and need something relaxing. A heated shoulder wrap is just the answer — all you’ll need is a microwave in your office and you’ll be ready to relax. Neck heat pads and microwave shoulder heat wraps
are great to keep in the office to relax you right through the 3 p.m. slump.You’ll also ease your stress levels as well, and considering workplace stress causes a full million U.S. employees to miss work each day, you need a break!
Invest in a humidifier
Offices can be quite dry, so keep your sinuses happy by investing in a small desk size humidifier. Within a day of using one, you’ll notice an immediate difference in how your eyes, skin, and throat all feel.
From microwaveable heated back wraps to aromatherapy neck pillows, Sunshine Pillows have everything you’d need to relax both in the office and at home. Stop by our website to see all our heated shoulder wrap varieties today!