Did you know that your office job is destroying your body? The stress, the long hours and spending all day sat at your desk, is all contributing to your long term health. Alongside the binge eating snacks to keep you going, or the tight deadlines, and maybe even sick colleagues sneezing all over you, all of which can affect your general welfare whilst at work. It’s about time you battled against the bad habits and improved your office health. We’ve got advice that could save your office life – Literally! Reduce the time you sit down Sitting down for lengthy periods is terrible for your body – even the NHS recommend you sit less for your health. It is recommended that you change position every 8 minutes and take a 2-minute break to move around at least twice an hour. Upgrading from a standard desk to a height adjustable desk can seriously improve your office health as it helps relieve back pain from hours of sitting down. Don’t slouch If you regularly slouch in your chair this can cause you to have long-term illnesses in the future. Making sure you have a comfortable posture chair approved by a chiropractor can significantly decrease the risk of back problems in the future. If a posture chair is not available, speak to your manager about 24hr task chairs to make sure you’re supported in your chair all day long. Don’t skip breakfast Even if you’ve slept in, your hair’s a mess and you’re rushing to work it is no excuse. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and there is no excuse to skip it. Not having breakfast will constantly put your body in a stressful state and disrupt your metabolism. If you know you always struggle for time before leaving the house, make sure you a selection of choices available in your drawer at work to eat once you arrive. Use smartphones with caution We are all addicted to using our phones. People who are use their phones heavily to text and email are prone to muscle fatigue and the growing phenomenon of ‘iPhone thumb’ which is a recognised type of RSI. Keep yourself busy Did you know that being extremely bored may make you more likely to die from heart disease of stroke? A study from University College London suggests that younger people who regularly feel bored can cause them to adopt unhealthy habits such as drugs, drinking or smoking. These habits can increase an individual’s risk of dying from heart disease or stroke. So the saying is true – you are genuinely being bored to death! Improve Your Office Health With Bluespot Furniture Bluespot Furniture offers a wide range of furniture that can help you out when it comes to improving your office health. You will be able to find height adjustable desks to help reduce the amount of hours you spend sat down. We also offer a range of chairs to help improve your posture and stop you from slouching on your desk. Come to us, and you’ll benefit from top quality furniture that’s built to last in the UK, fast and free next day delivery and ultra-competitive prices, backed up by a 10-year guarantee. For further information on any of our products or services, call a friendly member of our experienced sales team on 0800 8044 760, or email firstname.lastname@example.org today.