We’re all getting ready for Christmas and hopefully looking forward to some time off to spend some quality time away from our daily routines. It’s at this time of year too that we often look to consider what 2018 might bring us and what we might like to change.
We all want to try and live a happy healthy life and the role of exercise is key. However, with busy lifestyles work can often get in the way and if we are involved in repetitive or sedentary job roles this may be detrimental both physically or mentally.
Many people spend a large proportion of their time at work. It’s common to feel too busy doing your job to take the time to consider how it impacts on your health.
Office workers particularly spend hours sitting still and carrying out repetitive tasks. The human body isn’t designed for this; we’re supposed to be moving around, so all this time spent at a desk needs to be well managed and regular breaks to maintain activity are advised. Often long periods of inactivity can lead to general back ache and/or neck and shoulder pain.
Other problems include feeling pressurised, anxious and low in mood. These types of conditions are experienced by most adults from time to time. If identified early and managed well, they should not result in time off from work.
There are several steps you can take to ensure you incorporate enough physical activity into your day to help you stay fit and healthy for work. These include:
- Getting some fresh air every day
- Doing easy exercises every couple of hours
- Taking micro breaks
- Simple stretches to keep mobile
- Ensuring your work station is comfortable
We hope you have a wonderful Christmas time, a special thanks goes out to all those who will be working continuing to look after us either through health services or safety. The whole Impact Team wishes you a Happy 2018!