Brace yourselves, mates. It’s the cold and flu season. We know how challenging it is to stay healthy this time of the year, which is why it’s essential to focus on your health and your immune system. Still, no matter how much effort you put into wellness, things can get stressful, especially if you work in an office setting.
Thankfully, there are plenty of CBD products that’ll help you find some peace and boost your immune system at the same time. So, let’s take a closer look at how you can stay in the best health possible when you’re on the clock.
CBD and Immunity
While we can’t make any direct claims about CBD and immunity, we can talk about the science behind it. Studies show cannabinoids interfere with the release of cytokines, a protein that causes inflammation in a wide range of chronic health conditions. So, in many instances, CBD is shown to be a helpful wellness supplement.
Want to know the best part? It’s easy to usher CBD into your daily routine, and when combined with other healthy habits, you have a much better chance to stay in good health and spirit. So, let’s discuss some of those healthy habits, so you can stay healthy when you’re at work.
Drink More Water
Staying hydrated is a crucial part of health and wellness. When you’re dehydrated, you may experience headache, fatigue, muscle cramps, and dizziness — to name a few.
The human body is roughly 60% water, so staying hydrated is how you keep wellness on the up and up. Drinking water improves energy and focus and may give your metabolism a boost, making it a little easier to keep the waistline slim and trim.
If you’re worried about energy levels suffering without coffee throughout the day, try keeping one of our CBD + CBG Morning Capsules on your desk when you need a boost. Each serving contains a blend of broad spectrum CBD and CBG, jitter-free (time-released) caffeine, and L-tyrosine, so you have everything you need for energy and focus during the workday.
Helpful Tip: Bring a refillable water bottle or cup so you can sip while you work. You’ll hit your daily water goal before you know it!
Avoid the Vending Machine
You know the scenario. You keep walking past the vending machine, eyeing that bag of Wotsits. Then, BAM! One day you can’t resist, and before you know it, you’re sitting there full of remorse, staring at your neon orange fingertips.
Avoiding the vending machine is a must for staying healthy in the workplace, especially if you tend to go for unhealthy snacks. Studies show that snacks full of sugar and refined carbohydrates lower the immune system, making you more susceptible to cold viruses and other bacteria.
Adding our CBD Gummies with Multivitamins to your daily routine makes a difference you can feel. They’re full of vitamins and nutrients that help you stay in tip-top shape during cold and flu season. Besides, when your body has the proper nutrients, it’s easy to feel energised, optimistic, and ready to conquer whatever the day brings.
CBD gummies are a long-standing favourite in the CBD community for more than a few reasons. They’re delicious, easy to take, and you can find a wide range of formulations with wellness-boosting ingredients — making it that much easier to make health and wellness a priority.
Helpful Tip: Bring a packed lunch and snacks from home to avoid unhealthy temptations.
Keep Your Distance
Proper distance in the workplace is essential these days. Health officials recommend keeping six feet distance from others when possible, but of course, there will be times you have to work closely with people for specific projects or meetings. When this time comes, sit a couple of seats apart and wear your mask to protect both parties.
Here are some additional tips you can utilise to keep a safe distance in the workplace:
- Consider rearranging desks to space them out a little more (or suggest this to your supervisor).
- Eat at your desk instead of eating in the breakroom.
- Utilise Zoom and other telecommunication tools for larger meetings.
- Avoid crowded spaces and make sure you always have your mask on.
The idea of being in the office and working near others brings anxious feelings for some. So, if you’re worried about staying healthy when working around others, consider keeping one of our CBD Vape Pens in your pocket or purse (check with your company, of course, to see where they stand on this).
CBD vapes are a quick, discreet way to “exhale” when you’re facing a challenging situation. When you take a puff of your pen, the cannabinoids are absorbed into the bloodstream swiftly — giving vape pens the highest bioavailability rate and your quickest access to CBD “chill.”
Sanitise Your Workspace
There are plenty of reasons products, like Dettol, were impossible to find for the entire year of 2020 — they’re effective in killing germs. When you work in an office with others, you must remember that everyone touches the same surfaces hundreds (maybe thousands) of times throughout the day.
Some of these surfaces include door handles, lift buttons, water coolers, counters, tables, vending machines (but you won’t be there, right? haha), printers, and much more. Of course, it’s impossible to avoid all germs, but washing your hands and using sanitiser throughout the day is an absolute must when it comes to staying healthy at work.
If you want to add another layer of protection, consider adding our CBD + CBG Wellness Tincture to your self-care routine. With a 2:1 ratio of CBD to CBG, alongside wellness-boosting turmeric and coenzyme Q10, you’ll feel more confident when you walk through those doors every morning.
Turmeric and coenzyme Q10 are robust antioxidants and anti-inflammatories that help you make wellness a priority with easy-to-manage servings.
Helpful tip: Keep a pack of sanitising wipes at your desk and wipe your workspace down a couple of times a day.
Combat Eye Strain and Body Aches
Now that we’ve covered some germ-related ways to stay healthy in the workplace, let’s cover some of the more common issues: eye strain and body aches.
When you look at a computer screen for hours on end, it’s only a matter of time until your eyes become strained. Your eyes might feel dry, you might have blurred vision, and shoulder pain is even possible when you’re constantly in a hunched position.
Here are some things you can do to avoid eye strain:
- Try blue light blocking glasses
- Take frequent breaks
- Adjust your lighting
- Use artificial tears to combat dry eyes
If you sit at a computer for a good chunk of the day, eye strain and body aches will occur — unless you implement some preventative measures. Some of the most common complaints include lower back pain, hip pain, wrist pain, neck and shoulder pain, and a few others.
A study back in 2014 found adjusting your workspace with ergonomic chairs or standing desks significantly improves musculoskeletal issues people encounter from sitting for long periods. So, consider how you can switch up your office furniture — desk, chair, wrist cushion — to support you during the workday.
Once you figure out your changes, make sure you keep one of our Calming CBD Balm Sticks on your desk! You might not need it with your ergonomic adjustments, but it never hurts to have a comforting blend of chamomile, lavender, tea tree, and 750mg of broad spectrum CBD to soothe tense areas of the body.
Final Thoughts on Staying Healthy in the Workplace
The thought of heading back to the workplace is a significant source of concern and anxiety for some people. However, taking the proper precautions protects you from outside threats, especially if you add some of the recommended CBD products to your routine!
Hopefully, this blog helped ease your mind and provided some helpful tips to help you stay healthy while you hit all your career goals. And don’t worry, you got this!
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