During winter, one usually switches water for a steaming cup of coffee, is less likely to open office windows while the heater is on and tend to be less active at the office. Winter is also synonymous with contagious flu and colds being passed on from one staff member to another. Eventually, even staff members’ respective families may contract the flu or cold. Today we discuss how to stay healthy at work this winter season.
Top tips on how to stay healthy at work this winter season
Aiming to drink 8 – 10 glasses of water a day in winter is not as appealing as during summer for example. But maintaining the habit of drinking water especially during winter, will keep you hydrated. Staying hydrated goes a long way towards taking care of your health in winter. If you already have a cold or flu, staying hydrated will help your body to recover. Try adding lemon or mint to luke-warm water to detox your body. Also, stock up on teas that have amazing health benefits such as echinacea, ginger and green tea to name a few.
Improve blood circulation
Maintaining proper blood circulation throughout your body is very beneficial to your immune system. Significantly reduce your chances of getting a flu or cold by getting up from your desk several times a day and walking around. Blood circulation delivers nutrients and oxygen to all major organs and cells in your body. While you’re up, why don’t you grab a glass of water.
Reduce ‘happy hour’ or ‘afterwork drinks’
Did you know that an excess amount of alcohol can weaken your immune system? In order to stay healthy in winter, cut back on the number of alcoholic drinks you consume during ‘happy hour’ with colleagues. An excess amount of alcohol can prevent nutrients from feeding your immune system. Also, make sure you get enough sleep and stay strong!
Get extra Vitamin C
Mother nature supplies the best immune booster, namely Vitamin C. Stay healthy in winter at work by stocking up on delicious naartjies, oranges, navels for an extra Vitamin C boost. Why not take up juicing for both a stress-busting and immune booster combination?
Wash your hands
A tale as old as time, but has proven to still be the most effective way to keep colds and flu at bay – wash your hands as often as possible. Be sure to wash your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds to get rid of germs. Also, avoid spreading bacteria and viruses by coughing and sneezing into a tissue.
Consult a physician at Kiaat Private Hospital
Kiaat Private Hospital situated in the heart of Mbombela, Mpumalanga aims to deliver exceptional healthcare in a warm and embracing environment. Equipped with state-of-the-art medical equipment that allows specialists to deliver the best possible care, Kiaat Private Hospital is the number one choice. Physicians and medical staff are available to provide you and your family with the best possible care.
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