11 easy ways to get healthy while you're working

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If you work a typical 9-5 as so many Americans do, you probably feel like you spend most of your day sitting at your desk doing work (because realistically, you are).

Between sitting down for hours on end, the hours you spend glued to a computer and the food options you have available for lunch, the office can quickly become your worst enemy when it comes to keeping healthy.

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If you're not conscious about the unhealthy habits you're developing (or that you've most likely already developed), you could be doing serious damage to yourself, both physically and mentally.

Thankfully, there are little things you can do every day that'll keep you and your wellness on track.

Here are 11 easy tricks you can use to make your office life healthier:

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#1: Stock your desk with healthy, low-calorie snacks

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#2: Don’t keep snacks at your desk at all

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#3: Stand up or walk around once every hour

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#4: Take the stairs instead of the elevator

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#5: Bring workout clothes to the office 

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#6: Pack your own lunch instead of buying

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#7: Fill your water bottle or get a glass of water first thing in the morning

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#8: Get sunlight (work by a window or take a quick walk outside)

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#9: Limit your caffeine intake to once a day

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#10: Stay conscious of your posture

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#11: Keep your desk streamlined and organized

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Something as simple as committing to a 30-second lap around your office every hour or vying not to buy lunch anymore can make a major difference when it comes to your long-term health.

Your job is important, but what's more important is that you don't let your overall well being go to the wayside in order to be successful at what you do.

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