Top tips for keeping healthy when your work involves sitting at a computer:
Variety! Just as grandma said, eat up your vegetables. Don’t forget your protein. Add some fresh fruit for extra vitamins as flu-season approaches. Thanks for sharing a bag of Hawke’s Bay’s finest feijoas today Andrew Pett.
Abletech’s fruit bowl from Urban Harvest
It’s freely available and your brain loves it. Keep hydrated by sipping at water all day. Need a coffee? Grab a water too.
This is not necessarily a compulsory food group but it adds to the spice of life. It’s good to have the occasional bit of cake, chocolate or pizza here and there. At Abletech we have been known to share a bit of baking and it always puts a smile on our dials.
Homebaked treats: Tania’s white choc and passionfruit cheesecake. Thorsten’s apple cake
At Abletech we have a few extreme sporty types who leap out of planes, speed through bush, teeter across high-ropes and run like there’s no tomorrow. If that’s not for you try making time for the old favourites of walking, biking and swimming.
Marcus and Carl mountain biking the Old Ghost Road
Every half-an-hour or so get up and walk, stretch, bend. Your body and brain will thank you for it. Consider using a standing desk for an hour or two.
Check your position. Is your back straight? Are your feet flat on the ground, or on a footrest? Is your lower-back supported? Get set up ergonomically.
Rest is a great way to recharge and prevent exhaustion. Getting weary? Think about what helps you get a good quality of sleep and how many hours you’re getting.
At Abletech we reckon a bit of balance works well for us. Do what you love; get into some music, read that book, play your sport, do the garden, tee off, play with the kids, solar charge your home, get busy in the kitchen, watch a movie, get into nature, climb those cliffs, take a bath, electrify that car, take your mother out for a coffee, walk the dog, smell the flowers.
It will make sitting at the computer feel a whole lot better 🙂 !