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Keeping healthy at work
If you are like millions of others in the world who are stuck in offices or cubicles all day, we have some advice to help keep you healthy by making a few small changes in your every day routine. These small things can fit into even the busiest of schedules, so read on and improve your health while you work!

The following can help cut stress and improve the quality of your work and your life.

1) Never go more than one hour with out taking an ergonomic break. This can be as simple as a 5 minute stretch to keep the blood circulating around all of your body parts. Some simple exercises included rolling your neck slowly from one side and then to the front and then repeating on the opposite side.

2) With your eyes closed, take several deep cleansing breaths. Breathe in through your nose and out slowly through your mouth. While you exhale slowly let the tension and stress go with it.

3) Lace your hands together and raise them in front of you while stretching your back, and then slowly move them above your head for a nice relaxing stretch. Be sure to move slow and breathe for maximum results.

4) While breathing slowly roll your shoulders in circles to release the tension that tends to build up from stress or repetitive motion. Next, reverse the direction of the circles and end with a deep cleansing breath.

5) Exercise is a wonderful stress defeater, and even if you are short on time, you can wear a pedometer and take an extra 200-300 steps every day to help circulate your blood and burn unwanted calories.

6) Eat foods that are rich in calcium and magnesium. Studies have shown that calcium-rich foods help to increase bone density and muscle strength. This can be especially important for women who want to reduce their chances of developing osteoporosis later on in life. Magnesium helps the body with energy transport and fat burning for those who are trying to loose some extra weight.

7) Avoid staying indoors all day. While we all have deadlines and are sometimes tempted to just grab a quick bite to eat at our desks, fight the urge and step outside for a few minutes. This will help to refresh you and if it is a sunny day you will even be helping you body make vitamin D just by getting a few minutes of exposure to sunlight.

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