Have you ever wondered why, when one of your co-workers gets sick around the office, pretty soon the entire office begins to feel under the weather? Did you know that your office can be one of the worst breeding grounds for bacteria? The sweltering Florida heat may be fading away, but the weather still hasn’t cooled off enough to kill off the germs and bacteria that cause those nasty allergies and infections.
The average employee spends about eight hours out of there day in the office. Here are a few tips to keep in mind so that you can help to keep your workspace clean, your head clear, and your body healthy:
Always have at least a small, travel-sized tube of hand sanitizer on your person. You may not realize how many times throughout the day that you yawn, touch your face, touch your eyes, and then touch your keyboard, or the scattered items around your desk. With a heavy workload, who has time to take breaks to wash your hands when you need to? Keeping a tube of hand sanitizer is a quick and easy way to keep your hands clean.
More often than not, your workload can become so heavy that you don’t have time to stop for lunch. Therefore, many employees tend to eat their meals, or even snack at their desks. It’s a good idea to keep a stash of clean wipes on hand, to keep that keyboard crumb-free.
One thing that may not occur to office employees very often is how much strain your eyes and neck are put under each day, just from staring at a computer screen. If the germs in your office lead you to catch the sniffles, yet your muscles are already aching from strain, it can make you feel as if you have caught the flu, rather than the common cold. It’s a good idea to take a few minutes every hour to look away from the computer, and stretch your back and neck from side to side. This will help give the muscles in your eyes and neck a much-needed break.
Make sure you have a water bottle on hand. On an average day in any other state, human beings require at least eight ounces of water each day. Thanks to the Sunshine State, that number nearly doubles for us Floridians. Lack of a sufficient amount of water can severely lower the body’s immune system and ability fight off infection.
We hope these tips will you maintain your body’s health on a day to day basis. For the bigger jobs that require deep cleaning, call us at (386) 235-3495. The professionals at Clean Pro Home & Office Services want to keep your environment clean, and your health safe.