How to work it while you work it
Just because you’re at the office doesn’t mean you can lose focus
The business of healthy self-improvement is thriving in the UK. The value of the nation’s health market grew by more than £1bn in 2016 due to an expanding spectrum of wellbeing services as varied as juice bars, multifunctional gyms, boot-camp holidays and high-tech wearables. In the office, however, our dedication can be sidetracked. Most of us spend at least one-third of our lives at work, so take desk-based health seriously. To keep focused on your working wellness, concentrate on these points.
Back pain and poor concentration can be side effects of bad posture. Swedish firm BackApp have recently launched a wheeled, backless chair that moves on a central axis to stimulate smaller muscles, strengthen body core and reduce muscle fatigue.
The soon-to-be-released Sprimo air purifier is smartphone-operated to recycle air around your desk area, providing a constant, clean, cool air flow. The stylish polished aluminium and black device has sensors for real time analytics, indicating all elements and pollutants in the air. £260; sprimo.com
Stress is damaging and in a demanding job your body can be in permanent fight or flight mode, leading to muscle tension and a fatigued mind. The London Meditation Centre will assess you and tailor an easy-to-follow, simple and effective regime. You’ll wonder why you left it so long. £POA; londonmeditationcentre.com
Prolonged sitting can cause musculoskeletal problems and heart disease. To avoid these dangers, invest in a variable height work station. The most advanced is the TableAir smart desk with a built-in sensor, which works with smartphones to alter the work height to your specific needs. From £2,325; shoptableair.com
Drink water, not coffee, if you want to fire on all cylinders in the office. This summer, LVL is launching the first wearable hydration monitor, which uses infrared light to measure water levels in a wearer’s blood and then prompts them to top up if it’s falling too low. Clever. £120; onelvl.com
When work gets busy, don’t allow nutrition to slip. Prepare by investing in food delivery. The Detox Kitchen’s Active Protein 1,800-calorie food delivery package boosts energy and aids physical recovery with three fresh meals, snacks and juices delivered each morning (the coconut muesli with rice milk is a standout). From £40pd;