Here at Kingsford business club we think that health and fitness is very important. We firmly believe that if our members are fit and healthy, they are more likely to be productive, successful, and happy. For this reason we try to contribute to their health and wellbeing as much as we can.
Nobody epitomises our commitment to health more than out Property Manager, Rebecca. A self-proclaimed health nut, Rebecca is a keen runner and can rarely be seen without her trusty protein shaker. With a full-time job at Kingsford, how does Rebecca keep up her healthy lifestyle? We took a peek into her morning routine to find out.
Rebecca starts the day with a healthy breakfast. As she is usually the first person in the office, breakfast is important to give Rebecca energy to get her through her busy day. Normally Rebecca tucks into the complimentary fresh fruit and muesli provided at 26 Dublin Street often grabbing a cup of tea or coffee if she has a particularly long day ahead.
After breakfast, it’s time to get to work. Rebecca enjoys checking her emails whilst standing at the window. This lets her soak up the summer sun as well as stretching her legs. Scientific studies show that standing desks improve physical, metabolic, and even mental health. Standing more and sitting less is an easy habit to learn, and one that can help you avoid a sedentary office lifestyle.
After checking her emails, Rebecca does take a seat. It is time to really get some work done. Rebecca says that taking small breaks whilst she is working helps her stay productive, and she makes sure to stretch whenever she begins to feel tired or stressed. Stretching is proven to reduce back pain and increase your heart rate. By stretching regularly Rebecca makes sure she is fresh and productive, ready to face whatever challenges may come at her.
When lunchtime comes, Rebecca is always sure to get out and go for a walk. As most people spend the majority of their time in an office, it is important to get outdoors whenever you can. Getting some fresh air is great for your immune system, it has been shown to decrease stress and increase happiness, and it will give you some much-needed energy for the rest of the day. One of Rebecca’s favourite places to spend her lunchtimes is in the gorgeous Queen Street Gardens. Just a stones throw from the office, it is perfect to relax, take a break from work, and enjoy some peace and quiet whilst grabbing a bite to eat.
It can be tough sometimes to balance a busy workday with a healthy lifestyle. Not all of us have the time, will-power, or energy to run marathons or go to the gym 3 times a week, but by implementing a few of Rebecca’s simple habits can have a fantastic effect on your health and wellbeing. By investing just a small amount of time every day to being healthy, not only will you feel better, but you will be more productive, and happier too.