At Work
You probably already suspect that stress affects most Australians, but those instincts have been confirmed by the 2013 Stress and Wellbeing in Australia Survey, conducted by the Australian Psychological Society. In fact, 73 per cent of Australians reported that stress was having at least some impact on their lives, with almost one in five (17 per cent) reporting that stress was having a strong to very strong impact on their physical health.
Most of us spend a large chunk of our week in the workplace, so the habits we adopt there are going to have a big influence on our health and wellbeing. Don’t leave all those good intentions behind when you leave home! Here are five easy ways to help you keep on top of your health, fitness and hygiene while you’re at work.
We might dismiss man-flu as an exaggerated cold, but research suggests that the symptoms of flu really can be much more severe for men.
Touch is one of the most common ways to spread germs. When you sneeze or cough, the germ droplets are transferred to your hands, and the ones you don’t catch can fall onto the surfaces around you or get airborne. Healthy hygiene practices, such as regular hand washing and keeping high-traffic surfaces clean, are some of the most effective ways of help keeping you healthy. But there may be something else you can do…
Q How long should I stay away from work if I have a cold?
Stress isn’t always a bad thing. It can help push you to perform better and react more quickly – important factors if you’re in a demanding situation. But sustained stress can also be exhausting and debilitating. If you’re feeling stressed on an every day basis, you could find that it is having an impact on your body. Here’s how to fix it!
Poor posture at the desk can cause all sorts of body issues, including back pain, muscle degeneration and even lowered metabolism. Here's how to set yourself up for better health.
Stress is a biological response that primes your body for a challenge. It can motivate you to get a job done quickly, push you to perform better and help you to react faster. But stress also has some unpleasant physical side-effects, including headaches, poor sleep, shallow breathing, tummy upsets and irritability.
There are very few workplaces or shopping centres around Australia that aren’t air conditioned.
When a deadline is looming, the last thing you need is a headache, an upset stomach or a nagging twinge. Here is a handy checklist of products to keep in your office drawer so you can quickly deal with any health issues – and get back to work!