It is one thing to disregard your health if you have a desk job, but it can really affect your job performance if you rely on your physical capabilities to get you through the day. Construction accidents aren’t uncommon, so taking extra measures to ensure your own safety are more than worthwhile. It’s tempting to turn off ‘work mode’ when you return home for the day, but keeping your job in mind when you are unwinding can have surprisingly impactful results. Here are three important health tips to keep in mind when returning home from work.
Take care of your body.
Construction is a high-stress industry, so it is important to take care of your body so you can enjoy a long career and avoid further physical damage. Icing achy muscles at the end of the night and keeping heat on them during the day is an easy way to make sure your body can handle the physical demands of your job. Keep basic physical rules of thumb in mind if you’re doing laundry or working on household projects — lift objects with your legs and avoid twisting or turning the back mid-motion. Stretching after work is also important to work out tensions in the muscles and ensure your body stays limber, and if time permits, fit in a light workout to keep your body strong.
Maintain a consistent sleep schedule.
Fewer things are more directly connected to on-site accidents than worker sleep deprivation. Luckily, this can be easily prevented by ensuring you get as much sleep as possible. Creating a sleep schedule can help you feel more rested and alert the next day. Going to bed and waking up around the same time each day has a number of health benefits, and your body will thank you the next day when you are operating heavy machinery or completing a precarious project.
Be mindful of the food you eat.
While it is easier to dine on takeout and prepackaged snacks, nothing will sap your energy on the job like sugary or fatty foods. Eating some protein and other nutrients the night before will keep your stamina up, and your body will feel more energized in general. Prepping healthy meals and snacks to take on the job will also save you from the temptation of buying your lunch from a local food stand.
Taking care of the body is important for all individuals, but it is imperative to those who work on-site in the construction industry. Not only will maintaining your health help you stay alert throughout the work week, your employer will thank you as well!
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