A lack of exercise, eating junk food, and sitting at your desk for hours make office life a bad influence on your health.
- For eyes
Despite the fact that technological progress is rapidly moving forward, sitting at your computer still harms and strains your eyes.
To keep your eyes healthy, you should eat products rich in omega-3 fats, lutein, zinc, and vitamins A, C, and E:
Greens (salad, spinach, collard greens)
Nuts and seeds
Oily fish (salmon, tuna, mackerel, trout)
- For the immune system
An office is a perfect place for the spread of bacteria because a lot of people stay in the enclosed space for the whole day. No wonder that someone with a simple cold can easily infect everyone else. Preventing illness isn’t hard: follow common precautions, and eat more products that boost your immune system:
- For boosting metabolism
The faster your metabolism works, the more calories you burn. Office workers who sit for most of the day need to help their metabolism work efficiently. The following products will help you boost your metabolism and maintain normal body weight:
Spices (ginger, cayenne pepper, cardamom)
Lean meat (chicken, turkey)
- For brain function
Eating well not only has a positive influence on your body but also on your brain function. The brain is probably the main working tool of office workers. These products will help your gray cells function as quickly as possible, and, as a bonus, they’ll slow down age-related changes:
Oily fish (salmon, trout)
Nuts and seeds
Foods rich in fiber (porridge, whole wheat bread, brown rice)
- For the intestines
According to research, spending 10 years or more in a sedentary job almost doubles the risk of some types of bowel cancer. You can try to prevent it by doing regular exercise (even when you’re at work) and maintaining a healthy diet that includes the following foods:
Foods rich in fiber (porridge, bread, brown rice)
You also should try to minimize the amount of red and processed meats (like sausages and salami) in your meals. They may increase your risk of colorectal cancer.