What Does A Healthy Workspace Look Like?
Whether you’re in a cubicle, using a shared workspace or have your own office, there are plenty of ways to create an environment that’s comfortable, cozy and healthy all at once. By reducing clutter and creating a supportive workspace for yourself, you’re one step closer to a better workday, every day.
Here are a few things to add to your workspace to make it healthier for you and your co-workers:
Plants– Even a small plant can act as a natural purifier for the air around you. Consider a peppermint or lemon balm plant for your desk. They’re said to stimulate the brain and are easy to take care of.
Timers– Use a traditional kitchen timer or phone timer to get up and move every so often. Students and employees swear by the 50/10 rule: get work done for fifty minutes and then take a ten minute break.
Better chairs- Investigate a support beam for the back of an unforgiving desk chair, or ask if you can use an exercise ball chair for better posture.
Art or phrases- Find a picture or quote you love and dedicate a portion of your desk to it. If nothing else, it could make you smile throughout the day.
Nutritious snacks- Nonperishable foods like nuts, dried fruit or dry cereal make great snacks in a pinch and can provide mid-afternoon boost to your metabolism.
Healthy headphones and headsets- Audio devices that are ergonomic and won’t damage your hearing are key for good health. They can make all the difference for day-to-day use and listening abilities.
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