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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.
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.
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!)
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.
Published: 17th November 2020
Please help make a difference to a homeless person this Christmas.
Published: 22nd October 2020
The Wildlife Trust’s Big Wild Walk event is taking place between 26th October and 1st November. Here’s how you can get involved.
Love this place
We rent an office here and it’s just such a lovely place to drive into everyday
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.
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.
Great place for taking pets a walk, lovely cafe with meeting rooms.
A great place
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.
Just go there and walk for miles! Beautiful views from strawberry hill too.
Great place,hidden away
Set in beautiful woodland.. a very relaxing place to work.
Very tranquil here, feel at real ease could get lost in my own thoughts
Lots of meeting rooms. Follow signes not sat nav to find entrence as its moved. Plenty of parking.
Nice business offices and restaurant
Love it. Great setting, and reasonable rents.