Have you heard of the COVID 19 (lbs)? Play on words with the name of the horrible virus and alluding to people gaining weight (19 lbs). With the communal gyms shut down as well as city parks, it is no wonder people have gained weight.
Many people weren’t leaving their homes and those who did, did not go far. In the beginning of the response to the virus, the United Kingdom restricted its residents to one walk a day [source].
Of course weight fluctuation is natural and especially seeing the circumstances, do not get down on yourself. We have compiled a list of 6 wellness tips for the workplace, to keep your mind and body healthy while you tackle the unknown.
Wellness Tips for the Workplace | #1 Meal Prep
Preparing your meals ahead of time is a godsend for your daily routine and your health. Don’t forget the snacks! Raw foods like dried fruit, nuts and seeds are a great snack for your productivity and your health.
Wellness Tips for the Workplace | #2 Wardrobe
This might seem more frivolous than the others but it is equally as important. If you like the clothes you wear, your confidence increases and when your confidence is up, your overall mood and spirits are too.
Wellness Tips for the Workplace | #3 Work Relationships
This tip relates more to mental health than physical fitness. Good work relationships can make or break the work environment – whether you are in the office or out.
If there is any tension between you and your co-workers in the office, there most definitely will be outside it as well.
In fact, it will be even worse as you are forced to communicate digitally. Communicating over the phone or computer eliminates the face to face interaction. Even video conferencing only shows so much of your body language. You can misinterpret a lot.
Strong, healthy work relationships are important to staying healthy mentally.
Wellness Tips for the Workplace | #4 Sleep
The importance of getting a full night’s sleep has been drilled into our heads since we were kids.
According to the CDC, adults need at least 7 hours of sleep per night. Are you getting the appropriate amount?
The amount of sleep you get every night is important but so is the sleep quality. If you are continually waking up throughout the night, you are not getting quality sleep. Snoring and gasping for air are also signs of poor quality sleep [source].
Wellness Tips for the Workplace | #5 Drink Water
Do you remember when your mother would tell you to drink water, no matter what you complained about?
“I’m hungry” – drink water
“I’m thirsty” – drink water
“I have a headache” – drink water
“I don’t feel well” – sip some water
Water seemed to be the cure for everything. It turns out there is a reason for it – it is true. Water makes up 60% of your body [source]. Every cell, tissue, and organ needs water to function properly and when you do not drink enough water, your energy level goes way down.
Wellness Tips for the Workplace | #6 Be Positive
Positivity is one of the most powerful feelings we have. It is contagious and can do so much good.
Sometimes it is easier said than done, right?
Try reading some motivational quotes or writing yourself a little note. We enjoy writing each other happy notes here at MC. It brightens our day to know we brought about happiness. It can be a compliment on an outfit, praise for how a situation was handled or just a general “you are doing a good job”.
Being positive and spreading positivity like wildfire is good for your mental and physical health.
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