The web design industry isn’t exactly one where you’re going to get a lot of exercise during the day. After all, chances are you’re going to be parked in a chair most of the work day, and when you’re in the middle of a big project, that work day could easily be 10 or more hours in a single stretch.
However, there are some things you can do to maintain sound health if you work in the web design industry both at work and in your free time. Use this quick guide to make sure your job doesn’t take a toll on your body.
Avoid Tight Deadlines
Sometimes you can’t help but spend a long night working on a project that’s due the next day. However, clients that give you work weeks or even months ahead of time are allowing you to spread your work out so you can avoid the sleepless nights and stress that comes with a looming deadline.
Parcel your work out and plan to be done a few days before the deadline. That will also give you more time to get perspective on your work so you can make last minute changes and better your final product.
You might not move around much at work, but getting some exercise when you’re not doing web design is essential for good health. Take 30 minutes per day for moderate intensity exercise and you’ll be healthier, live longer, feel and look better.
It’s worth getting up 30 minutes earlier to get your exercise in.
Web designers aren’t always known for their diets. That’s because it’s a stressful job that’s often done with long hours, so pizza and Chinese food delivery become the easiest options. However, eating a diet that’s rich in vegetables, complex carbohydrates and lean protein can make you feel better and do better work.
If you have a small kitchen at work, go ahead and utilize it, especially on late nights. If not, try packing healthy snacks that you can keep at your desk to munch on.