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4 Ways to Stay Healthy at Work

By Brandi Goodman 

Bringing home an illness from work is not ideal. As such, it's wise to do what you can to make this event less likely. With some tried-and-true methods for staying healthy while at work, you can avoid bringing home illness and keep yourself and your family safe. 

Wash Your Hands

Washing your hands is key in keeping yourself healthy. A quick few seconds isn't going to cut it, though. Neither is only washing after you use the restroom. You should be washing your hands for a full 20 seconds each time, and making sure you're cleaning them every time you touch surfaces that others also come into contact with regularly. If you can't get to a sink that often, keep some hand sanitizer on you at the very least that you can use throughout your day. 

Bring Healthy Snacks

Too many people opt for a bag of chips or candy bar out of a vending machine when it comes time for a pick-me-up during break. These unhealthy choices may satisfy your hunger for the time being, but they do nothing to boost your brain power. Bring healthy snacks that are more likely to help you remain healthy overall. Fruits and veggies are among the top choices. 

Find Stress Relief That Works

Stress can lead to illness if it starts to overwhelm your life. You should never allow yourself to feel stressed out day in and day out. Find some stress relief options that work best for you while at work. You may not be able to turn on music or put on a funny movie, but there are bound to be some options you can utilize while you're working. Keep a notebook you can jot down positive thoughts in. Use your lunch break to exercise. Head for a bathroom break and splash some water on your face. Just do what you can to calm yourself. 

Don't Share Items

If you know someone is sick, or there's currently a bug going around the office, it's wise not to share any items with co-workers. Whether it's a pencil they need to use for a second, or anything else, it's best to avoid sharing if you can help it. If you do end up letting someone borrow something, be sure to wipe it down when you get it back and wash your hands or sanitize.

It isn't always possible to avoid sickness. Sometimes you catch something when you least expect it. There are plenty of opportunities for prevention, though. Do what you can to avoid getting sick at work so you don't take it home with you. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

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