$5.00 OFF to New Customers : Use SAVEME5 Customer Service: +15867316101   |   Support
United Kingdom
0
 Shopping Cart
Items in your shopping cart Quantity Price
Subtotal: £0.00
£0.00

How to Have a Healthier Commute

No matter what time you start work, the daily commute can be a stressful period and you may not realize all the ways it can negatively impact your health. In today. Learn more at eVitamins, the largest online health UK superstore.
1.
£5.44
(1)
2.
£22.36
3.
£3.14
(12)

Getting to work isn't typically anyone's favorite time of the day -- but that doesn't mean it can't be! A few changes can turn your daily commute from lost time to productive time that actually benefits your health for the long term instead of leaving you feeling drained and anxious.

Planning Ahead to Avoid Stress
Stress has several negative impacts on health. First of all, when you're under stress, the body releases more of the hormone cortisol, which can lead to weight gain. Your blood pressure also rises, your immune system can become weakened and when you finally do have time to wind down, you may find you have trouble sleeping.

The most important thing to do when you have a daily commute is to plan ahead. If the time you have to be at work each day is always the same, you know what you're in for, it just takes discipline. Here are some ways to get more organized so you get out the door faster in the morning:

  • Pick out your outfit the night before.
  • Pack your lunches for the week on Sunday or at the very latest, the night before.
  • Place your alarm clock out of arm's reach to avoid snoozing.
  • Leave your keys and work materials by the door, ready to go.

Commuting and Your Diet
Your diet also plays a big part in how healthy your commute is. Fueling your body properly before you head out the door is key, since eating on the go can be taxing on your digestive system when you're running around. Not to mention, it isn't safe if you're operating any type of vehicle, be it a car or a bike. Follow these tips for better eating:

  • Have a breakfast with protein to energize you like a whole grain English muffin with almond butter.
  • Drink a green juice before you head out for vitamins and minerals. Have your coffee when you get to work to avoid digestive issues while you're on the move.
  • Keep healthy snacks in your briefcase or in the car to avoid the drive-through when you're really cramped for time or for unexpected delays.
  • Always have water with you to stay hydrated.

Just Keep Moving
Now for the active part. Staying moving while commuting is important to keep your blood flowing and help you wake up, especially if your job means you'll be sitting all day. Get to work on foot if possible by walking or biking. Even if it means parking at the back of the lot or riding your bike to a train or bus stop instead of being dropped off or driving. You should always wear comfortable footwear, even if you're driving, to avoid cramping, blisters or any further issues.

When you get to work, have a good stretch before settling into your desk. Make sure to get up and move each hour thereafter for proper circulation.

The Mental Commute
Last but certainly not least, keep your peace of mind a top priority for your commute. After all, how you feel in the morning will affect you the entire day and into the evening, so break the cycle of arriving to work frazzled as much as possible with these suggestions:

  • Listen to music that wakes you up gently. Nothing angry.
  • Make sure your car smells nice or keep some essentials oils on you. Sniffing lavender can be especially calming when you're on the move.
  • Pair up with a friend or coworker if possible for some positive interaction at the start of your day.
  • If you take public transit, do something that relaxes you on the way like reading instead of working.

Following these tips can help you get to and from work safely and you'll feel the benefits when you're off the clock as well. Check back at eVitamins for the latest health news and advice!

 

Share:
Related Articles You May Like
Managing Stress: The Art and Health of Taking a Break
Managing Stress: The Art and Health of Taking a Break
3 Ways to Relax
3 Ways to Relax
The 10 Best Foods to Combat Stress
The 10 Best Foods to Combat Stress
Do You Need a Mental Vacation?
Do You Need a Mental Vacation?
The Basics of Breathing Exercises for Stress, Endurance
The Basics of Breathing Exercises for Stress, Endurance
Physical Effects of Too Much Stress
Physical Effects of Too Much Stress
The Basics of Meditation
The Basics of Meditation
Less Stress With Rhodiola, Ashwagandha and Schizandra
Less Stress With Rhodiola, Ashwagandha and Schizandra


RELATED CATEGORIES
ADD & ADHD

Allergies

Anti-Aging

Anxiety

Arthritis

Blood Pressure

Bone - Osteo

Cholesterol

Circulation

Cold

Coupons

Depression

Detox

Diabetes

Digestion

Fibromyalgia

Gallbladder

Hangover

Headaches

Hearing - Ears



Stress products you may like:
FoodScience of Vermont Behavior Balance - DMG
Nature's Plus Mega-Stress Complex Sustained Release
Nature's Plus Rhodiola Extended Release
Enzymatic Therapy Fatigued to Fantastic Adrenal Stress End
Bach Flower Remedies Rescue Remedy Pastilles
Zahlers L-Tryptophan
Coupons & promos
Sign Up
eVitamins United Kingdom, Copyright 1999-2016. All Rights Reserved.

Statements made about specific vitamins, supplements, procedures or other items sold on or through this website have not been evaluated by eVitamins or by the United States Food and Drug Administration. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. The information provided on this site is for informational purposes only. As always, please consult with a licensed doctor or physician before starting any diet, exercise or supplement program, before taking any vitamin or medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a problem.

Privacy Policy | Terms and Conditions