How To Stay Healthy In A 9-5 Job

For many of us maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle isn’t always the easiest of tasks. This partly due to our working hours but also because of how much energy we use up at work with performing everyday tasks. As a result many of us find ourselves asking the same question about whether we can stay healthy in a 9-5 job.

Time Management And Planning

When it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle within a  full time role, time management and planning are two key factors which come into play. In order to factor in exercise and relaxation time it is important to be able to plan your time. Time management and planning are skills which you can develop throughout your life and you do not require specialist training to acquire these skills. One way in which this can be done is with an excel spreadsheet. Excel spreadsheets  can be used to make up a timetable of how you are looking to plan out each day. The importance of planning is crucial to ensuring that you have  a good well planned out timetable detailing when you are gong to do exercise.  Another advantage of planning your time is that  you may have a better structured week. Having structure can help to reduce stress and other mental health issues such as anxiety.

Different Forms Of Exercise


An important part of having and active and healthy lifestyle when working is to have different forms of exercise in order to ensure that fitness levels can be improved. One form of exercise which can be done by anyone is running. Running is an excellent sporting activity to improve your health and fitness levels and can be done in a variety of environments from parks to gyms , paths and tracks. A further advantage of running is running has clubs and sports centres which are dotted throughout the country. Joining a running club can lead to meeting a lot of new people and improved social connections through sport. Another form of exercise is weight lifting. Weightlifting can be done in gyms and be used to help improve strength overall. This can be very  useful for roles that involve manual labour.

Why Exercise Is Important

Exercise is important for a number of different reasons. One of the main and most obvious reasons as to why exercise is important is the fact that it can improve our overall physical fitness. Without exercise, due to the nature of modern office work many of us find ourselves in offices for long periods of time.  This can lead to a number of health conditions if fitness levels are not kept consistent and constant. Another reason why exercise is important is mental health. Mental health is greatly influenced by exercise and many studies have shown that there is clear link between mental health improving and exercise. So overall to conclude clearly exercise is a key component in having a healthy and happy work lifestyle and should be integrated into weekly activities outside of work.