Whatever you do, don’t move, because this very second, your filthy office lifestyle may be impeding your health right now in a major way. Maybe eight ways. Look around at your work life. Is there a cluttered desk? Do your coworkers make you want to scream, staple your eyelids shut and run into a busy street? For god sake, is somebody poisoning the coffee pot again?
A study done on obesity and upselling by Slimming World and the Royal Society of Public Health shows where a lot of people struggle. While many jobs come equipped with free lunches, snack bars, excessively milky coffee drinks and cans full of sugary suds, if you indulge too much, avoid bringing the old sack lunch and don’t get some regular exercise to work off the stress, you be impeding your health and happiness.
You won’t be at your best if along with all your deadlines, all the sugar in your system, not enough exercise and dealing with a boss who you want to castrate just for fun, work can be tough if you’re not careful. So have a look at the info below.
It's like the Virginia woman who poisoned her coworkers at the coffeepot, it's never a good idea.
Whether you're polluting the work environment with you constant lack of sobriety or jus negative Nancy narcissism, these are the people you avoid in the break room, especially if she's sprinkling the coffee with poison.
Everyone has had one: the boss who knows less than everyone in the room. The only boss I ever really had was a business man who liked to take advantage of hardworking artists by trying to appeal to their subversive side.
Turns out, having a boss that takes advantage of his subordinates (even by referring to them as such) only make people enjoy their work less when they are not recognized or rewarded.
Misogyny, racism, sexual orientation, gender equality and so many more issues are already naturally in the workplace. It doesn't help your stress levels, or the stress of those around you, to add to or encourage such behavior.
I thought we were making America great again, not racist again, dang nabbit.
Most large companies will spoil their employees with an average of $5k in company lunches, snacks and any assortment of drinks, beer and pizza Fridays or other incentives to keep them around for more hours.
Food does tend to account for nearly 12 percent of the annual income, according to Slimming World. If you're salary, they're getting more work out of you at the cost of a bag of Doritos, but if they're not healthy snacks from places like SnackNation, you're just working more, exercising less and adding carbs and sugar to another muffin top along the southern belt (line).
If your job doesn't offer a workout facility or even a gym membership, they're not really invested in their employees' health. If they were, they'd know that getting you to the gym to work off stress for the boss you loathe, the incompetent coworkers and a general malaise is key to your happiness, which is key to your productivity levels.
The more they take care of you, the better you'll perform. Look into it.
When you come across the sky-is-falling fanatic of the bunch, make your exit. Every week, their only talking points that reach past what you did last weekend and what you'll do next weekend will be about how soon the company will crash, how you'll all be out of a job soon or that the government is going to kill us all. Just be happy you have a job, you psycho.
If you happen to live the freelancer lifestyle, your home is part of your workspace but be careful to separate church and state.
You have to motivate yourself to get out and exercise, be disciplined enough to eat proper meals instead of snack and gorge on the couch and, most importantly, you have to get work done at some point, despite the Netflix staring you right in the eyes. Don't let a quick 8-episode binge get the best of you.
If you haven't constructed a healthy workspace, you better do so before your back goes to hell, your legs tighten and you become a shell of the man you once were. Every 20 minutes, avert your eyes from the computer screen, and every hour take a lap around the office. After lunch, go for a short walk to help digest and don't drink coffee after 3 p.m. Got all that?