Last Updated on January 10, 2024 by Boko Digital
How can you positively contribute to your overall health and wellness during the workday?
In the fast-paced world of modern work, prioritising health during the workday often takes a backseat to deadlines and demands. However, the connection between well-being and workplace productivity is undeniable.
In this blog, we speak to Tory Trewhitt, Executive Health and Accountability Coach about how you can strike a balance between career commitments and personal health in 2024 and beyond. From creating a health-conscious workplace environment to integrating mindful practices, Tory provides simple, yet practical strategies that can positively influence your well-being throughout the workday.
How can you create a healthy workplace environment?
Transform your work environment (office or home) into a health-conscious space. Consider a standing desk to reduce sedentary time, opt for a water filter instead of a vending machine for hydration, and choose fresh, nutrient-dense meals over fast food.
What about incidental exercise?
Make small changes to increase physical activity during your workday. Opt for stairs over the elevator, stand instead of sitting whenever possible, and consider walking or biking to work instead of driving or taking public transport. If you’re in an office and need to speak to a colleague about a work matter, why not walk and talk? Taking time out to get some fresh air is also really important.
How can you look after your mental health?
Incorporate short mindfulness breaks into your work routine. Take 10-second to 3-minute breaks to practice deep breathing, stretching, or a quick meditation. These breaks can rejuvenate your mind and contribute positively to your overall well-being.
Should you involve your colleagues?
Engage your colleagues in friendly wellness challenges. This could include step challenges, meeting after work for group exercise, healthy eating competitions, or even mindfulness activities. Shared goals foster a supportive environment and make well-being a collective effort.
Why is time management and setting boundaries important?
Effectively manage your time to avoid burnout. Allocate tasks, delegate responsibilities, and distinguish between urgent and essential priorities. Setting boundaries ensures a healthy work-life balance, preventing unnecessary stress.
Small, intentional changes can have significant benefits when it comes to your health and wellbeing. Remember, your workplace is not just where tasks are accomplished; it’s a space where well-being can thrive. By implementing these strategies, you’re not just improving your individual health but fostering a culture of wellness within your workplace.
The journey to a healthier work-life balance is ongoing, and as you incorporate these practices, may you find renewed energy, enhanced focus, and a greater sense of fulfillment in both your personal and professional pursuits.
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