10 steps to a healthier working day Real Buzz March 15, 2012 Feeling tired, disorganised, anxious, tense or suffering from stress in the workplace? Then try following our tips on how to make your work day healthier… hw1De-clutter your deskA clean, uncluttered working space is far more conducive to a productive day than a desk piled high with files, dirty mugs and scraps of paper. hw2Go greenCertain plants can help absorb the pollutants emitted by office carpets, MDF, paint and anti-stain treated fabrics - such as formaldehyde, benzene and trichorethylene. hw3Take a breakChiropractors recommend getting up to stretch and walk around at least every 40 minutes to prevent joint pain, muscular tension and eye strain. From our partner hw4Get ventilationMany of us don’t have the luxury of working next to an open window - especially as some companies prefer to keep the windows firmly sealed and pump the place with hw5Pack your lunchIt’s not impossible to get healthy snacks and lunches in the deli or cafe, but the temptation to go for a mayonnaise-laden sandwich can be quite strong after a stressf hw6Switch offDon’t leave computers, faxes, phone chargers and photocopiers switched on all the time - all electrical equipment emits electro-magnetic fields, and there is some evid hw7Get personalAccording to the Chinese art of Feng Shui, it’s good to place something that reminds you of the non-work-related aspect of your life on the left-hand side of your desk - From our partner hw8Drink moreA heated or air-conditioned office is very drying - so ensure you stay well hydrated. hw9Sort out your workstationFifty per cent of computer workers who also use a telephone for at least two hours a day report neck pain, while 31 per cent report lower back pain. hw10Ease your eyesIf you work on a computer, you will be spending long periods of time focusing on something at a fixed distance straight in front of you. 1 / 10 Previous Next This post was originally published here and is republished with full permission. FROM OUR NETWORK JOIN THE CONVERSATION What's Popular 1"On Wednesday, I snapped at my husband. It was the first sign that something was really wrong." 2The NRL just defended this viral State of Origin photo with three powerful words. 3We now know the details of Karl Stefanovic's extensive divorce settlement. 4Everything we know about Kit Harington and Rose Leslie's wedding. 5New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern has chosen a beautifully unique name for her baby daughter. FROM OUR NETWORK Want more from mamamia?