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5 Ways to Make Your Office Healthier



5 Ways to Make Your Office Healthier

Working 8 hours/day (or even more) sometimes make you feel tired, depressed and stressful? Try these tips below and you’ll definitely feel better in workplace.

1. Bring the Outdoors Inside
tumblr_nc9vhrggid1txllxgo1_1280Your office furniture can emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs) due to the chemicals used during manufacturing, which pollute the air you breathe. Yikes! Adding a plant to your office can reduce indoor air pollution. VOCs are destroyed by the plant’s leaves and broken down by tiny organisms living on and around the root system. “Plants also give off negative ions, which provide us with a euphoric feeling of well-being,” says Wolverton. Don’t choose just any garden-variety greenery—Wolverton suggests the peace lily, rubber plant, and golden pothos.

2. Look the Other Way
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Staring at a computer screen all day can easily cause eyes to feel strained, tired, and extra dry. And experts say the culprit could be more than just all those spreadsheets. It’s called “computer vision syndrome,” and it’s exactly what it sounds like: the discomfort your eyes experience when you stare at a screen for too long. This problem is by no means a rare occurrence. In fact, a study co-authored by Rosenfield surveying computer users in New York City found that 40 percent of subjects complained of tired eyes at least half the time. You can alleviate CVS symptoms by practicing what Rosenfield calls the 20:20:20 rule: every 20 minutes, look at something 20 feet away for a period of 20 seconds.

3. Clean Your Keyboard
Take some time every week to give your keyboard a good wipe-down. University of Arizona and Kimberly-Clark research found keyboards to be one of the grimiest surfaces in the office, third only to sink faucets and microwave door handles. That’s another reason to head out for lunch instead of crumbing up your keyboard even more.

4. Display Personal Photos
A Stanford University study found that subjects in deep romantic relationships experienced reduced levels of pain when shown photographs of their partners. A framed photo of your significant other or of close friends and family could be just the pick-me-up you need when you feel buried in work come midafternoon.

5. Don’t forget to exercise when you have free time
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There isn’t company which makes you work all day without moving. The problem depends on you. If you want to lose belly fat, let’s stand up and do some exercises, before lunch time or late afternoon.

Follow these tips and you will get a stronger health in workplace, don’t you?

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