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Mandy Kloppers

Health Tips to Know Before Going Back to the Office

As offices all around the country start to open back up, there are several things you will want to know before you go back into the office. Knowing these tips will help you avoid illnesses like the coronavirus and help to protect you from other illnesses.

Increase Your Health With Your Diet

When you go back to work, you will want to make sure that your immune system is well supported. You should be eating things like carrots, peppers, cucumbers, blueberries, and oranges. These are all loaded with essential vitamins, fiber, and minerals. You should pack these items for your daily snacks. While it might be tempting to go to the vending machine, the options are often salty or sugar filled snacks that can actually cause your immune system not to be able to fight off viruses. You should also look into meals prepping your lunches and even your dinner on busy days. This will help you to ensure that you are getting the nutrients your body needs.

Stay Hydrated

One thing that many people forget is to drink enough. When you go back to the office, you will be busy and probably will not remember to drink enough. It is important to stay hydrated as this will help to boost your overall health, including your immune system. You should be drinking at least six to eight glasses of water every single day. A great way to keep up with this is to get a water bottle that has your daily water intake labeled on it. This will help you to keep up with how much water you have drunk. You will be amazed at how much better you will feel when you are fully hydrated.

Work On Lowering Your Stress Levels

One of the most important things that you can do to help your overall health is to work on your stress levels. Studies have shown that when you are stressed, your immune system takes a hit. If you want to make sure you are able to fight off illness, you should work on de-stressing as much as possible. While it might not always be easy to destress, especially when working, finding ways to cope will help. To destress, take a few minutes for yourself anytime you feel stressed out. Tell your employer if there are issues that are causing you stress and work with them on how to fix it.

Air Purification System To ensure that the air is clean in your office, your office should have a commercial air purifier system installed. An air purification system will filter out the air in your building and sanitize it with UV lights. This helps to mitigate viruses, bacteria, and allergens from your office. If your office does not have one installed, you can suggest it at your next meeting. Until one is installed, you can get a personal air purification device to sit on your desk.

Learn To Disinfect Well

One of the biggest things that you can do to protect yourself from any illness is to learn how to disinfect well. It is important to clean your office regularly. Keep some antibacterial wipes handy at all times and wipe down your phone, computer, and desk. If you have someone new come into the office, make sure that you sanitize afterwards. It is also a good idea to have sanitizer on hand at all times. Your office may also require that you wear masks to help mitigate the spread of the virus. Just make sure you ask your office before going back to work about what precautions are in place.

Stay Informed

When it comes to going back into the office, you will want to make sure that you stay informed about what is going on with Covid-19. Staying informed will help you to know if there are any precautions that you should take, vaccine boosters that you should get, or any other information by medical professionals. Be sure to get your information from a reliable source to ensure that you are only getting the correct information.

Conclusion

While going back to the office may be a bit stressful while the pandemic is still going on, armed with the right tips and safety precautions, you will be able to go back to work successfully without any issues.

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