It is important that you take regular breaks and maintain a good posture while working in your office. However, there are some other ways as well that you can try to improve your overall workplace health.
Workplace health is really important and it directly relates to your productivity. Work related stress can negatively impact your productivity and may result in losing work hours. Making some changes in your daily workplace routine can significantly boost your productivity.
- Fidget to improve blood circulation
We spend a good number of hours sitting in the desk in our workplace. Sitting in the same posture for longer periods can prove to be harmful for our body. Sometimes a little bit of body movement helps in this case, such as- lower body fidgeting. As per a report of American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulatory Physiology, wiggling the toes or tapping your heels can significantly reduce the blood flow loss in your legs, and thus improving the overall blood circulation.
- Have a cup of Coffee
Apart from keeping you active at work with caffeine, a cup of coffee can also help you beat dry eyes. Our eyes blink less when staring at a screen continuously. In a research, it has been found that caffeine can significantly improve the ability of the eye to produce tears which means that the people at the workplace can get rid of their dry eyes.
- Removing the Mess from your Desk
“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?”- a witty remark from Albert Einstein. Nonetheless, in terms of workplace health, you can ignore the famous physicist.
According to a study, untidy desks result in a greater productivity loss. On the other hand, a tidy and neat desk can create a positive impression among your co-workers and clients.
- Take your time off with computer games
While an unauthorized play of computer games may get you fired, you can train your brain during a break with simple computer or mobile games.
As per Chris Ferguson (Psychology Professor researching video games in the US), computer games can help cope up with the stress that builds up during long work hours. Furthermore, it also gives a sense of relief during your boring task.
- Embracing color as a way to improve your overall mood
Your surrounding can play a crucial role in overall workplace productivity. As per a research conducted at the University of Texas, individuals showed signs of depression, anger, and confusion when they were working in traditional office colors, such as- white, gray etc.
Depending on the type of work involved, the workplace surrounding can have a colorful atmosphere.