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3 Ways to Get Healthier in the Office


It ruins our posture, gives us headaches and makes us gain weight. The office can be bad for our health – but what can we do about it? We bring you a few tips for living a healthier life in the office.

Take a seat

Is your office chair giving you backache? Worried that you’re spending too much time sitting down? Try sitting on a fitball !!  Not only does it help your back but it will provide a few laughs around the office.

How does it work? Simply replace your boring office chair with the fitball – then continue to work at your desk as normal. While balancing on the ball, you’re actually performing micro movements in your spine – which helps to protect your lower back.

Essentially, the Wellness Ball is like a space hopper, without the smiley face or the hand grips. And you don’t actually go anywhere – unless you fall off.

Fruit not cake

Your co-workers are making you gain weight – that’s according to recent research by Nutritionist Network, your colleagues can make you gain weight.  A real perils for those calorie counting.

Apparently 89% of office workers are regularly offered snacks by their co-workers – and almost three-quarters find the temptation too much to resist.

But fortunately, Nutritionist Network has a solution – simply replace all those naughty office snacks like birthday cake and Friday doughnuts with a healthy alternative.

So next time it’s your birthday, think of your colleagues’ health – don’t bring a cake into the office, choose something healthy.  (You can always bring a cake as well!)

And stretch…

Another way to combat poor posture and relieve stress is regular stretching throughout the work day.  According to a study at a university in South Carolina the following is recommended.

After arriving at the office try a five minute “move around” after half an hour seated at your desk. You follow this with five minutes of upper-body stretches at 10am, five minutes of wrist exercises at 10:30am, and at 11am – our favourite – five minutes of water bottle weight lifts and calf raises which are recommended as “excellent ways to get a little strength training in the office without drawing too much attention to yourself.”

That’s all very well if you are in your own office but for those of us in open plan it might raise a few eyebrows.

Here at Ransom Wood we are lucky enough to have our unique woodland setting to take a walk at lunch times.  You will find a selection of benches around the park for when you need to take a breather.  Or why not pop along to our restaurant Forever Green for a healthy lunch from our new Summer menu.

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  • clair meade

    19/12/2023

    Brilliant place. Nature. Trees. Bliss.

  • Dirk R De Boer

    26/10/2023

    The old hospital, now a business centre, lots of parking, great surroundings

  • alison smith

    11/10/2023

    Lovely

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    17/06/2023

    Went for a course. Was easy to find and to park

  • James Oliver

    27/05/2023

    Went for a coffee.....great location

  • Sarah Dean

    16/05/2023

    Beautiful peaceful location. A hidden gem!

  • Derek Scott

    08/05/2023

    Very busy. All types of business are there

  • Sam H

    28/04/2023

    Lovely business park loads of free parking and plenty of 'hidden gem' businesses, including my favourite - Azure Aesthetics x

  • Neil Holmes

    31/01/2023

    A great venue

  • Sarah Beaumont

    15/12/2022

    This is such a beautiful setting for an office. Lovely & peaceful and the Ransomwood team are excellent! The maintenance team are always around if needed, great internet facilities and a fabulous café onsite too. I would highly recommend this place if you are looking for premises in the area.

  • Alan Benton

    28/11/2022

    Nice place for a business meeting

  • 1ndyskies

    15/09/2022

    I was on a speed awareness course at Ransom Hall, so not the ideal situation. The place however looked lovely. Very tranquil.

  • Ann Revill

    09/08/2022

    Lovely animals to watch and birds

  • Melvin Crofts

    30/05/2022

    Lovely place

  • Paul Gillon

    13/12/2021

    A well maintained business grounds with 100s of offices and a restaurant in the centre. Speed controlled and beautiful woodland surroundings, this place seems to be consistently upgrading.

  • Gareth Childs

    03/09/2021

    Great park to host a business

  • Dave Watts

    17/08/2021

    Love this place

  • Maxine Dillon

    15/07/2021

    We rent an office here and it’s just such a lovely place to drive into everyday

  • Chris Kho

    22/06/2021

    Still love to walk around. I used to live in the big house at the top of the drive, it was Oak House then and I nursed at Ransom Hospital , Byron Ward which was on the left side of Ransom Hall car park. Oak House used to be Sisters accommodation. I think the main chef lived upstairs when I lived there and just me downstairs mostly. I loved it but had to keep my kitchen door closed because of the squirrels. Loved looking down the drive out of my bedroom and lounge windows, beautiful in Autumn and when it snowed, I worked at Ransom Hospital until it closed in 1987. Wonder why Oak House was later named Ash House? Lovely dining at Forever Green in the grounds whilst I reminisce.

  • Tony Lewis

    20/05/2021

    Absolutely spot on as regards setting up a virtual office. Really friendly and helpful reception staff, with onsite meeting rooms available if needed. Very pleased.

  • Matthew Sheppard

    07/03/2021

    Beautiful

  • John Redfern

    20/07/2020

    Good food

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    25/02/2020

    Great place for taking pets a walk, lovely cafe with meeting rooms.

  • Pete Edwards

    08/02/2020

    A great place

  • Daryl Statham-waring

    20/11/2019

    Brilliant place, they have all sorts of businesses there. A cafe, hypnotherapy, hypnopuncture as well many others. Worth a drive up just to see what's there. Furthermore, it's in lovely surroundings.

  • Jo Harris

    13/10/2019

    Just go there and walk for miles! Beautiful views from strawberry hill too.

  • Philip Merry

    04/08/2018

    Go experience

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    28/06/2018

    Great place,hidden away

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    24/05/2018

    Set in beautiful woodland.. a very relaxing place to work.

  • Bec Ward

    12/03/2018

    Very tranquil here, feel at real ease could get lost in my own thoughts

  • S Curran

    17/01/2018

    Lots of meeting rooms. Follow signes not sat nav to find entrence as its moved. Plenty of parking.

  • Andy long

    03/12/2017

    Nice business offices and restaurant

  • Robert West

    05/02/2017

    Love it. Great setting, and reasonable rents.

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