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

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By Dr. Sender Deutsch
Published on October 31, 2012

Healthy Workplace Habits

The key to a healthy lifestyle is not only moving for at least thirty minutes a day, but eating and snacking on the right foods. This is especially true in the workplace, where it is easy to develop unhealthy eating habits. Portion control is important and taking in approximately four to five cups of fruits and vegetables per day is crucial to getting adequate nutrients, vitamins and minerals in your body. Natural food is best. Avoid supplements; research shows that pills don’t replace eating healthy and can actually cause harm if not needed.

Start your day off right with a good breakfast that contains fibre and protein, which will keep you feeling full to prevent over-eating throughout the rest of the day. Oatmeal, berries and Greek yogurt is an easy breakfast to prepare that is high in fibre and low in fat. As well, upon waking up try to drink 500mls of water to hydrate your body and begin your day by achieving a third of the necessary intake of fluids needed. Your body is made up of 70% water. Most adults need about 3 litres of fluids per day (water, tea, coffee, juice, etc. all count, however the majority should be comprised of water – 1.5 to 2 litres).

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