Tips for a Healthy Workplace

More Tips for a Healthy Workplace

Part of the job of an online pharmacy is that of efficiency. Our clients expect medications for care, products for preventative care, and they need them immediately. That’s because in today’s world, many people simply don’t have the time to be sick, particularly when it comes to their professional lives. Best case scenario, a sick employee is an inconvenience, while worst case, an illness can spell disaster.

However, we’re big believers in the old saying that, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” We know, finding time to take care of yourself while at the office can frequently be an uphill battle. But it’s a battle worth fighting all the same. Read on for a few straightforward tips for staying healthy at work.

  • Remember as a kid how your parents would always tell you to wash your hands? Turns out they knew what they were talking about. A good habit to get into is to wash your hands after using the bathroom, after coughing and sneezing, and after you eat. The workplace is crammed full of millions of germs, so you might as well give your immune system a fighting chance.
  • However, you’re not always going to have the time to wash your hands properly during the work day. If you’re in a meeting, on the phone, or just tied up and you need to clean your hands, use hand sanitizer. It comes in convenient and small bottles that can easily fit into a handbag or pocket. Be sure to keep some handy, and you can always stay a little cleaner.
  • We’re sorry to have to be the ones to tell you this, but the average workspace has hundreds of times more bacteria present than a toilet seat. Yes, your workspace, too. It’s pretty disgusting, but you can do something about it by making it a priority to keep your area neat. Take 5 minutes at the end of the day to clean up by wiping down surfaces with sanitizing wipes or cleaning spray.
  • It’s easier than you think to get dehydrated, and worse off for you to be dehydrated. Make sure you have a water bottle close by that you can refill as needed throughout the day. By drinking plenty of h2o, you can be sure to stay alert due to energy levels remaining high, you can remain productive throughout the day, and stay clearheaded to deal with any problems that pop up.
  • Many workers believe in the concept of “playing injured,” that is, coming to work even if they are sick. For obvious reasons, this is a terrible idea. A person who is sick at work will not only perform their duties less competently, but they will get everyone around them sick as well. If you’re sick, take a day, stay home and rest up. If a co-worker is sick, try to avoid interacting closely with them as much as possible. If you absolutely have to be in their workspace, either wash your hands or use your trusty hand sanitizer.