Healthy Workplace Habits – Eating, Snacking, Drinking, Part II

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By Dr. Sender Deutsch
Published on November 1, 2012

Healthy eating in the workplaceDevelop Healthy Eating Habits In Your Workplace

Office lunches and meals are typically unhealthy and usually consist of processed foods. Always opt for a salad with lean protein like a chicken breast, salmon or turkey. This will help you avoid the afternoon crash of feeling lethargic. Fish is a great protein because the omega 3s in fish oil is great for your brain, allowing you to think more clearly, and it’s also anti-inflammatory, which is good for your heart and joints. A salad filled with vegetables will also help you achieve your goal of 8 to 10 servings of fruits and vegetables.

Snack on an apple or banana with a few almonds as well. Always try to combine a little fruit or vegetable with protein to keep you feeling satiated. Yogurt is also a great healthy snack that is a good source of protein. Even a glass of low-fat milk will do the trick with your morning or afternoon snack. Some crave a crunchy feeling like potato chips, but instead, opt for vegetable sticks like carrots with hummus.

Sip on water with lemon, green tea, herbal teas, etc. to stay hydrated and avoid over-eating. Adequate hydration is key to keep your blood pressure normal and moving nutrients throughout your body.

On the same point, get up and move!!! Don’t allow your muscles to shut down, which can subsequently lead to diabetes. Blood becomes stagnant in your gut if you sit at your desk and munch on food all day without moving.

Do your colleagues a favour and arrange daily exercise classes, walks or runs at lunch hour to keep everyone active and health conscious!