Spring into Summer with These Workplace Wellness Tips

Workplace Wellness - Simcoe PlaceWith summer only a few weeks away, now is the time to press the reset button, make small changes, and get your body and mind in optimal condition for the sunny days ahead.

Most of us spend the majority of our days and weeks sitting in an office. This can be a challenge to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

But by making a few adjustments, you can create a routine that promotes wellbeing, reduces stress and leaves you with more energy.

Our team at Simcoe Place Health Clinic has put together a few tips to help you amp up your workplace wellness this season.

Spring-clean your office space

An organized workspace promotes creativity, reduces stress and improves efficiency. Messy desks can be distracting and take away from your work. By spending time to organize your space, you’ll have a better chance of leaving in the evening thinking about the activities you enjoy, instead of worrying about the work that didn’t get done.

Get yourself moving

The longer days of late spring are a great reason to implement a walk into your daily routine. The average person should walk 8,000 to 10,000 steps per day. Taking time away from your desk and office clears your mind and makes you more efficient in your tasks. At Simcoe Place Health Clinic we offer custom orthotics to help with foot and back alignment, which will make your office walks more enjoyable, re-align your step and restore your natural foot functions. Learn more here.

Deskercise!

For the days when you just can’t pull yourself away for a mid-day walk, there are some other, easy ways to incorporate movement into your regular work tasks. Do you spend a lot of time on the phone? Try using a headset so you can walk while you talk. Check out this article for more on how to deskercise.

Be aware of your stress

We all feel stress in different ways, and sometimes we don’t feel it at all. The effects of long-term stress can be damaging to the body and mind, and awareness of how much stress your body is carrying is a great first step towards taking appropriate action. By booking a hair cortisol test, you can learn more about your long term stress. Just one centimetre of hair reflects the cortisol production over a month or more, illustrating the long-term impact of stress. Book an appointment with our on-site naturopathic doctor to learn more.

Become a morning person

Studies have shown that people who make the most of their mornings are happier, exercise more frequently, carry less stress and perform better in work and school. To get your morning off to the best start, try booking a morning massage with one of our Registered Massage Therapists – it may just be the secret to better days.

Make the most of your workplace benefits

Many companies offer benefit packages that a lot of employees don’t use to their full potential. We can help you create a plan to make the most of your benefits. Simcoe Place Health Clinic offers appointments before and after work, and during the lunch break – it’s time to take care of yourself and get the most out of your benefits.

Making one or all of these easy shifts will give you a refreshed outlook and set you up for professional and personal success this summer.



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