Staying healthy, both physically and mentally, has never been more important. There are many ways you can keep yourself physically healthy, but have you thought about how you can make your workspace healthy?
It’s important to have a bright and motivating room to keep you productive. It’s also worth investing in a space that not only looks good but does good, for both your mental and physical health.
If you’re working from home, like I am, I’m positive you’ve complained about your back or the lack of light in the room, more than once for sure. Not only is good lighting motivating, but it’s also healthy for both your mind and body.
It’s hard to stay healthy and on-task when you’re surrounded by distractions; I know my bed has never looked comfier than when I can’t be in it or sitting in front of the television to work on the sofa. Two litres of water also won’t taste as good as the endless cups of tea I can make in my own kitchen, but the tea won’t do you as good as the water. So, we target these issues by creating the healthiest and most convenient home office possible.
It’s not all grey skies working from home, some days you do just need those ten cups of tea, and that’s okay. Working from home means the power is in our hands, so let’s work towards a healthier version of ourselves. If you need that push, then I’m here to help give it to you.
Everything you find in our list of recommendations will be sure to get you that healthier and happier space you’re needing.
12 things you need to make your home office healthy
1. Hbada Ergonomic Office Chair
This home office chair is both space-saving and good for your back. I always thought that office chairs had to be big to be good, but this chair proves that theory wrong. The ergonomic backrest curves with the natural arch of your lower back to prevent and ease any spinal pain common when working at a desk for long hours. Its smart design also considers space-saving techniques, such as adjustable armrests that can be lifted to fit the chair comfortably under all desks. You'll also find an adjustable seat height for both your comfort and ease. 360 degrees rotatable, this office chair will benefit any workspace.
2. ETDW Gallon BPA Free Water Bottle with Time Marker
It's easy to forget to drink water, so this 2.2L water bottle will guide you through your day to make sure you're drinking enough. Water is great; being dehydrated can have a massive impact on your health and productivity. Not drinking enough can have an impact on our skin, muscles and energy levels. Stay hydrated and make sure there's always water at your desk with this motivational bottle.
3. Portable LED Energy SAD lamp
Working during the winter months can be hard, as the lack of daylight and sun can affect our mood and productivity. This USB-powered LED light mimics natural sunlight with five brightness levels to help fight the winter blues. This convenient and portable sunlight will keep your office lit and your winter blues at bay. Read more about the best SAD lamps and sunrise alarm clocks.
4. Air Purifying Plant Collection
Get some plants to help you concentrate. For a healthy working environment, try this collection of air-purifying plants to remove harmful gases and pollutants from the air. This set features three of the best plants for removing toxins; a snake plant, peace lily and spider plant.
5. The Calm & Mindful Notebook
Start and end your day right with a wellness planner. Find joy and self-fulfilment with this Calm & Mindful Notebook, designed to encourage self-care and a healthy lifestyle. Make your wellbeing a priority and bring a clear mind to work every day.
6. Echo dot (4th generation) Smart Speaker with Alexa
Alexa is ready to help keep you in check. Let Alexa be your at-home personal assistant, set timers for rest breaks and walks to put your wellbeing first. Not only can she remind you to rest, but to drink water, too. Amongst all her great features, the speaker comes in handy when some music and a dance are what's needed, to keep moving and our spirits uplifted whilst working.
7. TEA + Energy Vitamin Tea
Partnered with Vitabiotics and winner of a Boots wellness award 2020, this energy tea is designed to help you do more. Switch out your normal cuppa for a mug of vitamin-filled, decaf goodness, to boost your mood levels and support your body with a range of healthy vitamins.
8. Brilliant Bonsai Grow Kit
Bring some life to your desk by growing your own Bonsai tree. It's truly rewarding to put effort and time into nurturing something like this. As well as the virtue of patience from growing something, the act of care and nurture is key to our mental wellbeing and could be your daily humble reminder that just like leaves fall, some things must come to an end to make way for something new.
9. 2 Pack Blue Light Blocking Glasses
Working for long hours at a screen isn't great for your eyes. Blue light glasses can help reduce damage, the strain on the eyes, and headaches, if worn whilst working. They are designed to reduce the amount of blue light that reaches our eyes, which all digital screens like computers and smartphones emit. If you find yourself prone to headaches and strain when working, give blue light glasses a go.
10. Needs&Gifts Himalayan Crystal Rock Salt Lamp
Salt lamps have endless health benefits. On top of being pretty to look at, salt lamps are said to cleanse and purify the air, boost blood flow, enhance mood and reduce stress. Add one to your home office and get a light source and wellness treatment all-in-one.
11. Aluminium Phone Stand Holder
Human contact is important for our wellbeing, and I've found working with a friend on Facetime really productive. Give it a go, get a mate or colleague on Facetime and work together by using this phone holder. You don't even need to talk the whole time, it's nice to just know someone's there.
12. ‘Inhale, Exhale’ Print
A simple reminder to take a break and breathe can be just what you need to make your workspace a healthy environment. Whether your office is filled with motivational posters or just one, little things like this can make a great difference to your mood and wellbeing.
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Angelica Daujotas is a Commercial Content Writer for WhatsTheBest, and also writes for Yours.co.uk, Grazia, heatworld and Closer across beauty, fashion, and lifestyle.
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