Keeping Healthy in the Workplace

NUBA Health are teaming up with DSE Solutions to visit the Business Lounge at 53 King Street on Tuesday 19th April from 12pm – 2pm for a  “how to keep healthy when you’re busy” themed event.

Tips & advice will be given about energy, mood, concentration, stress on physical health whilst at work and how to best look after your body during a busy working week.

A bit about NUBA: NUBA Health provide healthy meals delivered to your desk during the working week, nutritionally designed to support your physical and mental wellbeing when you are at your busiest. NUBA is a Manchester based kitchen that uses locally source natural produce to make delicious meals that can be ordered by individuals or businesses from one-off meals, bespoke Mon-Fri meal plans to help you look and feel great, or as part of a wellbeing strategy to look after your staff from the inside out and reduce sickness. NUBA founder, Hannah Osman will be providing samples and running a discounted promotion to trial the service for a week if you sign up on the day.

meals2-2

A bit about DSE Solutions: Managing Director, Simon Revington-Dean, of DSE Solutions Ltd will be available to demonstrate good workstation tips and how to keep moving at your desk to reduce stresses on your body. Simon worked as a sports therapist in professional sport before starting DSE Solutions in 2010. DSE Solutions provide expert advice and ergonomic office solutions to companies of all sizes throughout the UK.

NUBA Health will be covering the following factors of keeping healthy in the workplace:

Energy;

How’s your energy at your desk during the day? How you are seated and how you manage your time at your desk will have a major influence on your energy. Tips to show you how simple workstation adjustments and desk exercises can really boost your circulation and energy will be available during the afternoon.

 

Did you know? The mineral iron is crucial to normal energy production, playing a key role in transporting oxygen to working muscles, as well as to the brain. Gram for gram watercress contains more iron than spinach, as well as more vitamin C than oranges, more calcium than milk, more vitamin E than broccoli, and more folate than bananas. Combined with slow releasing carbohydrates such as Quinoa or Sweet Potato makes it perfect for maintain energy levels, as well as good focus and concentration – great for a busy day.

 

Mood;

Do you know poor circulation is a major factor to your mood during the day? Leaning forward on your desk to work causes shallow breathing and can change your mood very quickly, particularly when workload is high. Tips to show you how simple workstation adjustments and desk exercises can really boost your circulation and improve your mood will be available during the afternoon.

 

Did you know? Protein provides the building blocks for healthy muscle maintenance as well as the production of crucial mood chemicals such as serotonin – also known as the “happy chemical”! Protein and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc and potassium are essential to the production of neurotransmitters involved in maintaining a balanced mood, influencing how we think and feel.

 

Concentration;

How’s your concentration during the day? Your posture at your desk will have a direct influence on how you concentrate, have you thought about how you sit? Tips to show you how simple workstation adjustments and desk exercises can really boost your circulation and improve your concentration will be available during the afternoon.

 

Did you know? Evidence suggests that consumption of Omega-3’s (found in fatty fish such as salmon) supports cognitive function in adults. These long-chain fats, are instrumental in maintaining optimal brain function from early development, right through to later life. DHA, one of the main omega-3’s, is present in large amounts in brain tissue, so ensuring a regular supply via the diet is crucial to every day brain function. In addition other components of fatty acids found in fish are incorporated directly to the synapses of nerve cells, and play an important role in how neurons communicate with one another. This has a positive effect on concentration, learning and memory retention.

 

Stress;

Do you know your breathing and blood flow are vital in reducing stress when seated at your desk? Keeping your shoulders in line with your hips will ensure good blood flow and effective breathing, two major influences in preventing unnecessary stress. Tips to show you how simple workstation adjustments and desk exercises can really boost your circulation and reduce stress will be available during the afternoon.