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Q. I have a high-pressure job and work 50 hours a week, most of them sedentary. How can I safeguard my health?
A. When we’re time poor, our health is often last on our list of priorities – but there are ways of keeping healthy at work:
- Use your commute for fitness by walking all or part of the journey.
- ‘Lunch share’ with a colleague, taking turns to make nourishing meals for each other.
- Get a good night’s sleep. Screens negatively affect your sleep cycle. Switch off all devices an hour before bedtime.
- Practise square, or box, breathing to counter stress: breathe in for a count of four, hold for four, out for four and hold for four. Repeat.
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