You have to go to work, and you enjoy working; however, do you feel your best when you are at work? Do you always feel as healthy as you should? Staying healthy at work can be difficult as there can be lots of factors that affect your work, role, and working environment. To stay as healthy as you can, here are a few things you may wish to consider:

Risk Assessments

When did you last have a risk assessment at work, and what was the outcome? When you start a new job (and at regular periods), you should have a risk assessment. This assessment should establish what risks you face (and are exposed to) within your role and line of work. For example, if you work in a healthcare setting, there may be hazards and risks that you cannot see every day. A risk assessment will help you and your employers see what can be done to minimize the risk to you

Industry Related Issues

In the industry within which you work, you may find that there are industry-related issues you also have to consider and possibly even deal with. For example, if you are working in the dental industry, you can find that employees and dental surgeons can be exposed to repetitive strain injuries. When issues are established and raised, it is then up to employers to establish what causes RSIs in the dental industry and then begin looking for solutions. Industries and sectors that have roles that are highly stressful and highly repetitive can also fall foul of RSIs, and possibly other health issues and concerns too.

Maintain Good Posture

No matter what you are doing in your role, it is important to maintain good posture. Whether you are sitting at a desk for hours on end or standing and talking to customers, good posture must be maintained. If good posture is not maintained at work, it can lead to back pain, tension headaches, and additional stress – which is not what you need. It can also affect your well-being as it can alter what you do in the day and how well you perform in your role.

Take Regular Breaks

No matter how long your working day lasts, you have to ensure you take regular breaks. Suppose you are not having breaks from your work. You may find that you end up eating more or getting more stressed and worried than you need to. When you are at work, you are entitled to regular breaks, so take them. Even 10 minutes here and there can help you revitalize and refocus.

Eat and Drink Healthy

What you drink and eat at work has an impact on how you feel ad how you perform. If you are eating lots of junk (or highly processed) foods, then you will find that you feel sluggish. Reducing your caffeine intake and eating regular, well-balanced meals and snacks will help you stay as healthy as possible at work.