Lacking energy levels through your working day?
It’s 3pm and you’re feeling like it should be home time?
Here are three simple tips for staying energised during the working day.
1. Stay Hydrated
No matter what type of work you do, labourer to office worker, being dehydrated can reduce your energy levels and cause physical and mental tiredness.
Office workers- you might not know that air conditioning can be very dehydrating and this can be reflected in your concentration levels.
Labourers- dehydration due to physical excretion and environment factors will affect you ability to concentrate and stay energised through your working day.
- Drink 8–10 cups of water a day. (NHMRC 2013).
- Drink regularly: Regular drinks replace water lost from the body during the day.
2. Take your breaks
Breaks gives you some time to unwind and the ability to re-focus more efficiently.
- Screen breaks: If you work at a computer, it is important to take regular screen breaks to take the strain off your eyes.
- Walk: Find a walking route that you can use at lunch or a shorter one for your breaks. Even a 10 minute walk will help to reenergise your day and increase your focus. (As well as burn calories and boost metabolism – added bonus!)
- Stretch: A quick stretch keeps the blood moving and keeps muscles warm – giving you a quick recharge.
3. Office Ergonomics
Good ergonomics can increase worker productivity by reducing operator fatigue and discomfort.
See our video: How should I set-up my computer?
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National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) 2013, Australian Dietary Guidelines, Australian Government, Department of Health and Ageing, viewed 23 September 2015, <https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/_files_nhmrc/publications/attachments/n55_australian_dietary_guidelines_130530.pdf>