It’s common for today’s mobile worker to move from location-to-location during their workday or week. It’s important for this more mobile workforce to pay attention to their overall health and not cut corners when it comes to eating, sleeping, exercise and taking breaks. Here are some tips for getting your health back on track no matter how busy you are.
Stop Neglecting Sleep
Sleep deprivation is detrimental to concentration, memory, and decision-making. It also puts a damper on your mood. If you or members of your team find yourselves sleeping for less than six hours a night, it's time for a little lifestyle shakeup.
For a start, make it a point to leave work at the office at the end of the day. Limit late-night emails or other after-hours disturbances. These send “stay alert” signals to your brain, which is probably why you’re having trouble sleeping in the first place.
If you really can’t miss that midnight video call, at least make the most of whatever sleep you can get. Pay attention to the lighting at home or when using a virtual office like the set of virtual offices in our Arlington, VA location. Blue-toned white lights boost alertness, so avoid them if you’re trying to catch a wink of sleep.
Exercise Your Mind and Body
Can’t find time to visit the fitness center? Try reducing the amount of time you spend sitting down. Walking around the office, conducting standing meetings, taking the stairs instead of the elevator—all these may help you stay fit even if you don't put in hours at the gym. These activities keep your mind alert too. They can help decrease stress and improve blood pressure as well.
Staying healthy doesn’t just mean building muscle, however. While working out really does wonders for your body, you’ll feel even better with a relaxed mind. Simple meditating exercises will help calm your brain and reduce work-induced anxiety. Coupled with basic workout habits, this increased mindfulness may be your most effective tool for surmounting high-stress situations at work or elsewhere.
Metro Offices believes that personal well-being drives professional growth. That’s why our office spaces don’t just have the best private offices in Arlington, VA for better productivity. We also provide access to on-site fitness centers, healthy snack options, and well-lit lounging spaces.
Remember: wellness and business don’t have to be mutually exclusive. Give us a call at (703) 871-5208 to learn more about health-friendly offices and facilities.