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Voice of Experience: May 2024

How to Stay Healthy at Work

Michael L Goldblatt


  • Resources to improve work productivity by staying healthy. 
How to Stay Healthy at Work

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Twenty years ago, NBC launched “The Office,” a sitcom modeled after a British television series. It played for nine seasons and boosted the careers of Steve Carell and John Krasinski. Production ended after nine seasons, but the show remains popular viewing on Amazon and NBC’s Peacock.

"The Office” focused on workplace camaraderie. Camaraderie and healthy workstyles can improve happiness and productivity. The following are tips for staying healthy and social whether working in an office or at home.


  • Boundaries – set boundaries with clients and colleagues to reduce stress.
  • Breaks – take breaks by standing up, stretching, and walking for bone/muscle health.
  • Diet – snack on fruit and vegetables to boost your immune system.
  • Ergonomics – upgrade chairs, desks, monitors, and keyboards to eliminate discomfort.
  • Fitness - exercise during the workday to maintain muscles and stay fit.
  • Friendship – stay social with daily breaks for small talk and lunch with associates, clients, and friends.
  • Hydration – drink 8 cups of water every day to keep joints lubricated and organs functioning.
  • Pollution - use ultraviolet lights and a personal air purifier to improve air quality.
  • Routine – establish a daily time for logging on/off from work to avoid burnout.
  • Sleep - get 7 to 8 hours/night of uninterrupted sleep to restore your body and recharge your brain.
  • Ventilation - open windows/dampers to deodorize and disperse bacteria and virus particles.


Staying healthy can improve your mood and job performance. Adopt healthy habits like staying hydrated, eating nutritious food, getting sleep, reducing caffeine, and staying connected with colleagues. For additional well-being tips, check the accompanying links to articles, books, and websites.