Workplace Health Month

Do You Celebrate Healthy Workplace Month? Here’s Why You Should!

This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label.

A lot of you may not have known this but on top of being the month where we get to dress up as our favourite childhood cartoon characters, October is also Healthy Workplace Month! You do want to contribute to a healthy work environment, right? We’re not monsters! Healthy Workplace Month in Canada is about making an effort to create a healthy work environment and I wanted to share some ideas to get you started! I am also giving away a sweet Cold & Flu Essentials kit from Bayer!

The Rule of 20’s

For many of us, a day at work means long hours in front of a computer. According to the Ontario Association of Optometrists, excessive screen time can lead to blurred vision,headaches, tearing or dry and irritated eyes. If you’re feeling the strain, try the 20-20-20 rule: Every 20 minutes, take a 20 second break from your screen and focus on something at least 20 feet away from you. To treat the symptoms of dry eye, keep eye drops handy. hydraSense® introduced three new products for dry eyes this year that are worth a second look. The eye drops are preservative free and give you long-lasting relief that’s also gentle on the eyes.

No Play For Mr. Grey

The colours and images around us can affect how we think and feel. Try adding some colour or some family photos to your workspace to spruce up your mood and get away from that grey, dreary feeling that can often take over. Dressing up your surroundings can help your mind gear up for work, de-stress or bring joy to your day.

Move Your Butt!

Breaking up your routine is a great way to clear your head and relieve stress. You may be stuck at work for 8 hours, but you don’t have to take it sitting down! Get up during the day to bounce ideas off of a coworker, take a walking meeting with your team or even get up and do a little dance if you’re feeling brave. If you work from home, a change of scenery may give you new perspective on a tough project. Try hitting a coffee shop or even renting a shared workspace for a few days a week.

C’mon, Get Comfy!

Do you spend a lot of time in an office chair? A few simple tweaks to your workspace can help you cut down on back pain. Keep your spine straight by raising your monitor up to eye level and positioning your knees at a 90-degree angle. If you need fast relief to get back to work, ALEVE® lasts up to 12 hours with just one caplet or liquid gel capsule. It’s no fun trying to get work done when your back hurts, so keep some ALEVE® on hand.

Step Away From That Pizza Pocket!

Proper nutrition is an important part of staying alert and energized at work. If you’re finding it difficult to pack healthy food and snacks throughout the week, share the burden with a few close friends by starting a healthy lunch club. Take turns putting together the next day’s lunch for your group. It’s a great way to share your positive new habits with your coworkers.


As mentioned, I am giving away a Cold & Flu Essentials kit from Bayer and all you have to do to enter is fill out as many of the Rafflecopter entries you’d like and I’ll choose a winner in 2 weeks! Good luck and stay healthy!

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This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label.

61 replies
  1. Stephanie LaPlante
    Stephanie LaPlante says:

    My #1 tip for preventing the flu is getting your flu shot. My #1 tip for getting rid of the flu is take your vitamins and stay hydrated.

  2. Jonnie
    Jonnie says:

    My tip for avoiding it is wash your hands often and keep light switches and door knobs sanitized to stop the spread of germs.

  3. ivy pluchinsky
    ivy pluchinsky says:

    I get the flu shot, wash my hands regularly, and take vitamins! And I also drink tea, orange juice, and eat soup!

  4. Glogirl
    Glogirl says:

    My tip for combating the flu once you get it is to get plenty of rest and practice good flu hygiene so others don’t get it (ie. cough and sneeze into your elbow; wash hands each time after blowing your nose etc).

  5. Heidi c.
    Heidi c. says:

    Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer regularly, avoid rubbing eyes/nose, get plenty of rest, eat well and exercise and get your flu shot if you can.

  6. Wanda Tracey
    Wanda Tracey says:

    My number one tip for combating the flu is to get the flu shot in the fall and have some good products on hand to help overcome it if you get it.#Bayer

  7. Sab Edwards
    Sab Edwards says:

    Get plenty of rest so that you dont’ get sick and when you do get sick, make sure you get enough rest to get over the damned cold

  8. Erin N
    Erin N says:

    I rarely get colds and flus.. My secret is: lots of hand-washing, take vitamins (C+D) regularly, and eat healthy foods (most of the time!)

  9. Sab Edwards
    Sab Edwards says:

    I’m finding twitter funky today (29th) I’ve tweeted stuff and can’t find it at all, then have to find it under “tweet aannd replies” (instead of just in tweets) and now, it looks like my cordless keyboard is getting funky with spelling

  10. Krista M
    Krista M says:

    Take a multivitamin daily, a good dose of vitamin D, probiotics, wash your hands often & keep hand sanitizer with you to use after using public things like grocery carts. Stay hydrated & get plenty of rest!

  11. Michael Self
    Michael Self says:

    My tip is to stay home and rest. Don’t try and be the office hero… No one wants your boogers. Sleep and drink lots of water.

  12. Betty S
    Betty S says:

    Try to stay away from people you know are sick, but if you need to visit them then make sure you wash you hands thoroughly


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