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Health at Work

It is important to be as healthy as possible at all times; however it can be difficult to be healthy at work, particularly if you are very busy and have little time to eat and drink properly. It is advisable to try and eat three proper meals each day as well as mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks which should usually consist of fruits, nuts or vegetables. Research suggests that those who skip breakfast have a shorter concentration span and are subsequently often less effective in the workplace. If you know you are going to be rushed it may be beneficial to prepare a packed lunch; this will save you grabbing something in a hurry which may be processed and unhealthy. It is also important to drink plenty of water throughout the day; dehydration can cause headaches and can result in people feeling sluggish and lethargic.

Get up and go

If your work involves being sedentary for long periods of time, you should try to get up and stretch your legs on a regular basis; this will help keep the muscles warm and the joints loose. Many people who work in an office suffer from neck and back pain; this can be treated by improving your posture so that the spine is stretched and properly aligned. If the symptoms persist it may be beneficial to visit an osteopath or chiropractor.