Ways to Stay Healthy at the Office – from AM to PM

Life coach and Author Stacia Pierce, offers tips on staying on top of the health game during the workday

Life Coach Stacia Pierce

CEO of Ultimate Lifestyle Enterprises

Sitting at a desk for hours on end each week for an extended number of years can take a toll on your health, especially if you’re putting in 10-12 hours a day. If you can’t step out for a lunchtime workout or afford to get the flu, how can you take care of yourself?

Stacia Pierce, the CEO of Ultimate Lifestyle Enterprises and veteran businesswoman, has shared these her top tips on how to stay healthy at the office:

When you first wake up: Jumpstart your day with 50-100 jumping jacks or air jump rope. It will get your heart rate pumping and your blood flowing so that you can start your stay alert and focused. If cardio is not your cup of tea, opt for a 20 minute yoga session.

Mid-morning before noon: Take a walking break. At least every two hours, walk around your office. Visit a co-worker on another floor, walk to the copy room to make copies and stand while you wait for them to finish.

Lunchtime: Eat your lunch outside to get fresh air and eat for energy. Load up on fruits and vegetables or fruit and lean protein.

When you feel that afternoon slump: Sanitize your workspace. Keep disinfectant wipes near to wipe down your mouse, keyboard and phone. Also wash your hands regularly.

All Day: Surround yourself with beautiful objects such as fresh flowers; one of my favorite fresheners for an office desk is Target’s Up’n'Up Daisy Gardenia air freshener. It’s a cute artificial flower with its’ own stands that emits fresh scents while making your space bright and cheery. It lasts a very long time!

Whether you have 5 minutes or an hour, there is always something you can do to improve your mind and body. When you are on top of your game, it shows!

Stacia PierceStacia Pierce is a life coach, career expert and the CEO of Ultimate Lifestyle Enterprises. She has written 22 books, been featured on the Steve Harvey Show, Ebony, Entrepreneur, Redbook.com, Huffington Post, FastCompany.com, Beauty High, Emotional Mojo, The Better Show and hosting The Women’s Success Conference, which attracts over 5,000 women annually. She was a top winner on Oprah’s OWN Network contest with 7.6 million votes.

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  • http://www.thedesigndoc1.com Vickie VanHurley PhD

    Thank you Dr. Stacia! This is great advice. Staying committed to our health is crucial as we attempt to accomplish more during our day. We often forget our health ultimately determines our success.

  • Stephen

    Loved this article! Great advice from Dr. Stacia.. I love her info!

  • Jarrod Uddin

    So true. The mid morning / mid afternoon walk is my secret weapon to staying refreshed all day. One in the morning and one in the afternoon, pretty much anytime I have a creativity block or need to de-stress or recharge. A quick walk to refresh does the trick! Thanks Stacia Pierce.

  • Michele Badie

    Thanks for sharing easy to implement tips that promote a healthy workspace. On my way to Target to pick up the air freshener you recommended. Dr. Stacia, thank you for always sharing energizing success tactics to remain productive and healthy.

  • Michele Badie

    Thanks for sharing easy to implement tips that promote a healthy workspace. On my way to Target to pick up the air freshener you recommended. Dr. Stacia, thank you for always sharing energizing success tactics to remain productive and healthy.

  • Yancy

    I just started trying to clean my desk in the afternoon after lunch. It actually works pretty well, especially when I use a nice citrus cleaner or something with a nice smell.

  • Darryl woods

    Amazing article! Having all day office days can be tough sometimes. Will be putting these tips into practice!

  • Darryl woods

    Amazing article! Having all day office days can be tough sometimes. Will be putting these tips into practice!

  • Darryl woods

    Amazing article! Having all day office days can be tough sometimes. Will be putting these tips into practice!

  • Darryl woods

    Amazing article! Having all day office days can be tough sometimes. Will be putting these tips into practice!

  • Darryl woods

    Amazing article! Having all day office days can be tough sometimes. Will be putting these tips into practice!

  • Darryl woods

    Amazing article! Having all day office days can be tough sometimes. Will be putting these tips into practice!

  • Darryl woods

    Amazing article! Having all day office days can be tough sometimes. Will be putting these tips into practice!

  • Darryl woods

    Amazing article! Having all day office days can be tough sometimes. Will be putting these tips into practice!

  • Darryl woods

    Amazing article! Having all day office days can be tough sometimes. Will be putting these tips into practice!

  • andrewdushane

    Excellent article! Good to know there are options besides ‘more coffee.’

  • Ragina Smith

    Great article Dr. Stacia! I really love your advice about getting fresh flowers. I love flowers. I’m going to check out that option at Target that you suggested. Thanks!

  • Sharita Richardson

    This is awesome! I really love the point of waking up and doing jumping jacks or doing 20 minutes of cardio. This is exactly what I needed. Thank you Dr. Stacia!

  • Linda Nesbitt

    This is a great article. I plan to implement all of these tips! I have been working in an office setting for 26 years and am always looking for creative ways to stay healthy and alert at work so that I can stay productive. Thank you for the great information!

  • Linda Nesbitt

    This is a great article. I plan to implement all of these tips! I have been working in an office setting for 26 years and am always looking for creative ways to stay healthy and alert at work so that I can stay productive. Thank you for the great information!

  • Vanity Jeffrey

    Awesome tips! Surrounding myself with beautiful objects and having lunch outside will help me when i need creative ideas for my clients events.

  • Vanity Jeffrey

    Awesome tips! Surrounding myself with beautiful objects and having lunch outside will help me when i need creative ideas for my clients events.

  • Vanity Jeffrey

    Awesome tips! Surrounding myself with beautiful objects and having lunch outside will help me when i need creative ideas for my clients events.