Working long hours at a desk or on your feet can cause havoc to your health if you don’t manage it well.  Lockheed Martin employees can be especially vulnerable due to the stress and long hours of your job.  Here are some ways for you to stay healthy while at work.

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  1. Get a good night sleep – experts say most people need 7-8 hours per night. Eliminate the caffeine in the evening and maintain a routine bed time.  
  2. Watch what you eat and drink – snacking at work happens often. Choose to bring health snacks like fruits and veggies rather than snacks full of carbs and sugar.  Bring your lunch rather than buying as this will help you stay away from fast food. Make sure you’re drinking plenty of water throughout the day. Often times, a person may seem hungry/snacky but in reality, their body is needing and wanting water. 
  3. Exercise –that may sound weird, but get up from your desk and stretch, take a walk around the campus or even just down the hall. You can even do a quick 10-minute yoga session on YouTube so you can relax and refocus.  Here are some ideas for you. 

4. Sit up straight – yes, all us desk people tend to slouch after a sitting for so long. Sit on the edge of your chair with both feet on the ground. Make sure your computer monitor is at eye level rather than looking up and straining your neck. If you can, bring your own ergonomic chair. 

5. Stand up straight – yes, those who stand also tend to slouch and often have their feet start hurting which can cause tightness in the back and shoulders. If you’re a stander, then wear supportive shoes, hold your abdomen muscles tight and have a standing mat to offer support to your precious feet. 

6. Vitamin C – it doesn’t matter what the season, there always tend to be sick people at work. Fend them off by ingesting extra Vitamin C either by foods rich in it or with a supplement.  You can find a list of the best foods here

7. Vitamin D – go outside and soak up the sun.  You can even force yourself to take your lunch break if you make it a priority to eat lunch outside.  If that’s not an option, consider supplements and foods rich in Vitamin D.  You can find a list of the best foods here

8. Turn work off – if you can, once you leave the office (or home office) turn the work off.  Try to separate your personal life from your work life to help relieve stress. Spend time with your family, take time to enjoy a hobby or do something for yourself.  

These are just a few things you can do to stay health while at work.  Just as important as your physical health is your fiscal health.  Contact us today to book an appointment with one of our Lockheed Martin Retirement Specialists to make sure your fiscal health is in good shape! 

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