Staying Healthy at Work
As your pregnancy progresses, you may find that work becomes more and more of a challenge. You may notice that you are particularly fatigued or suffering from swollen legs, an aching back, or unbearable morning sickness.
Here are some tips on how to keep your body and mind happy while you are working during pregnancy!
- Take Frequent Breaks: When you are at work, it is important to take short but frequent breaks in order to maintain your focus and restore your energy levels. Get up and move around for a few minutes or so; this will improve your circulation and minimize fatigue. Alternatively, if you are on your feet a lot, try to sit down for a few minutes every half hour or so. Use your lunch hour to put your feet up or catch up on a much-needed nap.
- Eat Nutritious Snacks: Be sure to keep a few nutritious snacks on hand when you are at work. Snacks like fruit, cheese, and crackers can really help to keep your energy up and your mind focused.
- Reduce Your Other Commitments: In order to perform effectively at work, you need to get your rest when you head home every evening. So cut back on extra commitments that you have outside of work. Instead, ask your partner or a friend to lend a helping hand and take over extra responsibilities.
- Ask For Help: Don't be afraid to ask your coworkers for help. If you are finding that certain projects are just too much for you, talk with other employees about sharing the responsibilities. Most will be more than happy to help out!
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|1. Working During Pregnancy|
|2. Tips to deal with your job|
|3. Workplace tips|