With recent changes to the state pension age, it has never been more important to stay fit at work.
If your job involves sitting at a desk from 9-5 this can be be much harder to achieve. So if you aren't lucky enough to have a treadmill desk in your office, we have researched a few tips as recommended by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy that you can do to stay fit and healthy to help ensure that you prolong your working life.
- Ensure that your working environment and working practices are safe and ergonomically sound. Report any problems to your employer
- Take advantage of benefits such as an occupational health scheme that your employer might offer, including physiotherapy
- Have regular health checks – ask for these through your GP
- Take regular exercise. Activities such as walking, golf, dancing, swimming or cycling keep your joints and muscles strong and supple, benefit your heart, lungs and circulation, and help combat stress, anxiety and depression.
- Eat a nutritious diet, low in salt and saturated fat.
- Maintain a healthy weight and avoid obesity
- Don't smoke – if you need help with giving up, ask your GP
- Don't exceed the recommended limits on alcohol consumption
- Keep in touch with friends and maintain an active social life
- Get a good night's sleep