While having an office job may seem easy on the body, it can actually be quite harmful to your body. Between the constant stress to your neck and back to the strain of your eyes, office health can actually lack more often than with other job environments. Poor office health has actually been linked to many health issues during several studies. While it may seem like a challenge to increase your office health, some simple steps can be taken to make your work environment healthier and safer.
Here are some easy steps to help increase your office health:
- Avoid eating and snacking at your office desk. You are more likely to overeat or eat out of boredom or stress if food is constantly present at your desk. Instead, go somewhere else to eat and avoid keeping unhealthy foods by your desk. If you wish to have snacks, bring in vegetables or fruits that need to be refrigerated.
- Increase your water intake during the day. The most often suggested water consumption is 8 cups a day. Water can help increase your overall health as well as energy levels, even more so than coffee. Water can also help prevent dehydration that typically occurs in the middle of the day after coffee or energy drink consumption.
- Take a break to walk around during the day. Not only will you burn calories, but your mind and eyes will have a rest from the constant strain and activity.
- Look into ergonomic furniture for your office space. Ergonomic furniture is designed to help decrease the amount of stress placed on the body to help increase your office health. Ergonomic chairs and desks can be adjusted to fit an individual’s specific height and weight to make working comfortable and manageable.
At Mark Downs Office Furniture, we specialize in new and used furniture to help turn your office into a collaborative space for your employees. From desks, to ergonomic chairs, to conference room tables, Mark Downs has everything you need to create a comfortable and welcoming work environment for your employees.
Want to get started with Mark Downs? Search our website for furniture pieces or stop in to our showroom, located conveniently in Cockeysville. Have a specific question? Call us today at 410-771-6800 to speak to a trained staff member.