When we lead busy lives, compromises will be made. Perhaps it is your social life that takes a hit, or more likely, your health. Not having time to care for your own body is a serious issue.

Stress is compounded when our health is at its lowest, meaning you will only spiral further until you finally reach your breaking point. This is not somewhere anyone should be, especially not due to their workplace. There is, however, only so much that your employers can do, which is why it is up to you to do the rest:

How to Eat Healthier More Regularly

The first step to healthy living is to improve what you put into your body. Healthy foods contain the energy and nutrients that our bodies need to thrive, whereas unhealthy foods can actually cause strain that makes us feel lethargic. To improve your diet – now and into the future – try to:

  • Clear Out Unhealthy Temptations
  • Make Food for Work at Start of the Week
  • Treat Cooking as a Hobby, Not a Chore

How to Sleep Better and Reduce Stress

Getting enough rest can be very difficult in today’s modern age. The blue-light from our electronics mimics the natural light of daytime, which can throw off our internal clocks. There are also consequences to unhealthy sleep patterns, which is why to improve your natural energy levels you will need to follow these steps:

  • Don’t Look at Electronic Screens After Dark
  • Have a Bath or Shower Before Bed
  • Be Strict with Your Sleep Schedule

Go to bed and wake up at the same time, and try to be consistent in your pre-bedtime routine. It will help you regulate your sleep cycle and enjoy a deeper, more relaxing rest every time.

How to Exercise More Regularly

Exercise is key to our health and longevity, and yet far too few of us exercise on a regular basis. In order to get the exercise that you need:

  • Try to Incorporate Exercise into Your Schedule
  • Do Something Fun

Whether you bike to work and home every day, or you take a dancing class with friends, try to find ways to get at least 30 minutes of exercise in every day. Your health will thank you.

How to Protect Your Health Further

Your health is more than just your habits, so remember to:

  • Be Proactive with Your Safety

To be proactive with your safety simply watch out for potential dangers. This will eventually become second nature.

  • Know Your Rights

Being proactive will help you spot and avoid injuries, but as with anything in life, there is no guarantee. That’s where compensation can come into play. If you experienced an injury at work, especially if it was due to negligence on behalf of your employer, then you are entitled to compensation. Use this money to cover the bills and costs of dealing with your injury now and into the future.   

Your health should be your top priority. How well you take care of yourself now and how consistently you manage to care for yourself will determine your quality of life tomorrow, and every day in the future.

By Erica Buteau

Change Agent. Daydream Believer. Maker. Creative. Likes love, peace and Jeeping. Dislikes winter, paper cuts and war. She/Her/Hers.

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