Keeping a fit and healthy lifestyle can be tough, it feels like you don’t have the time between family, friends and work. Work can be the hardest, you find yourself always sitting down even on lunch breaks and not being able to resist heading out for lunch with a workmate or the sweet snacks lying around the office. But there are steps you can take to move towards a healthier workplace by engaging a few workmates.
The first initiative is to create a healthy eating lunch group between yourself and some workmates. This only requires a bit of preparation and will help you save money in the long run. Bring a healthy meal along and enjoy while possibly collecting some recipe ideas from your colleagues. This way you won’t be tempted to steal fries off your workmate’s plate while you order a salad.
Try walking. It’s so easy, go for a walk while on your lunch break, even just for half of it. Bring some workmates along and catch up while getting in a good dose of fresh air. It’s refreshing to get moving and stretch your legs and will help you avoid the afternoon slump. You can even take your healthy lunches with you and enjoy them outside in the sunshine.
The third initiative is to look into getting some stand-up desks for the office. Sitting down for more than four hours a day is costly to your health but when you work more than four hours a day you don’t have much of a choice. Stand up desks are a great way to get on your feet and still get your work done. Organise for you and your workmates to actively use one whenever you can and if you can’t get your hands on many they are easy to share. Take turns throughout the day to minimise the time you spend sitting.
Once you’re on a roll try and engage your whole business in these health initiatives. Eventually, you’ll have everyone on board for an event like Tour de Office to help push healthy workplaces.
So give it a go and kickstart your workplace with these health initiatives to create a better and healthier environment for all. It won’t take long and you’ll have all your co-workers eating better, walking more and riding in Tour de Office.