10 Tips to Improve Your Health at Work
Avoid those snacks, take a walk during lunch, and clean that keyboard, and you're on your way to a healthier workday.
This, explains Kramer, is another type of stress, commonly
referred to as burnout. Burnout can also impair a person's immune system, as
well as interfere with sleep and his or her ability to concentrate.
9. Your keyboard, mouse, and phone can harbor thousands of
germs that are just waiting to make you sick. So get out the disinfectant.
According to Science Daily, researchers at the 100th
General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology reported, "We know
that viruses can survive (remain infectious) for hours to days on a hard
surface ... if a virus such as the rotavirus (a diarrheal virus) were on the
surface of a telephone receiver, infectious doses could easily be transferred
to persons using the telephone."
To clean these objects, the National Consumers League
recommends using a disinfectant cleaner or spray that is registered with the
Environmental Protection Agency and proven effective against a wide variety of
10. What's the most important thing you can do to stay healthy
at work? Kramer sums it up for WebMD.
"The most important way to stay healthy at work starts with
self-awareness," says Kramer. "Know yourself and know your limits and
do the best you can to stay within those limits given your job. Know when to
take breaks and know when to take a vacation. And get plenty of exercise, which
helps you both physically and mentally, both at work and at home."