Whatever your profession, a busy day can result in eating on the go, picking up fast food and turning to a range of fizzy options for energy boosts throughout the day. Understandably this is easier than buying and preparing healthy meals, but could a few simple changes to the working day have a great impact on your health?
Statistics suggests that even beyond healthy eating, many of us aren’t looking after ourselves when in the workplace. Busy days result in one in ten not taking a lunch break, with the average break only lasting 30 minutes for those who do take one – and sitting for 11 hours a day can in fact have a hugely detrimental impact on health. As such, could simple changes, just as ensuring you take a walk at lunch time, or ordering fruit deliveries for the office help with longer term health? As well as boost your productivity?
Choosing your Office Fruit
One of the challenges faced with eating fruit in the office is picking what to eat – ensuring you always stick to in season fruit can result in always having a variety as well as being able to try fruits you may never have experienced before.
Avoid things like sweets and sugary drinks – these might offer an immediate boost but the longer term impact (such as a sugar crash) later in the day is likely to be apparent. Even things like oily salad dressings can be harmful in the long term and if possible switch to wholemeal or seeded bread as this is much better for you.
Fresh fruits and brightly coloured vegetables are the way forward and snacks such as dried nuts and seeds are much better for you than chocolate and cake!
You’ll want to build up a variety of foods within a diet to remained balanced and choosing different fruits is a great way to avoid becoming bored of healthy eating.
The Best Time to Eat Fruit in the Office
There’s never a bad time to eat fruit in the office! Perhaps not as your boss is giving you instructions for the day, but as an 11am snack, as part of breakfast or lunch or the afternoon pick-me-up are also good times.
Eating a full breakfast can boost your energy levels for the day and stop unwanted hunger creeping in earlier than expected.
Low fat yogurt poured over fresh fruit is a fantastic and healthy way to kick-start your day with a bang!
Think About Everything Else
Eating fruit at key points of the day is just the beginning for healthy eating habits, consider the amount of exercise your job offers. If you spend the day in front of a computer ensure you can get out and take a half hour walk when you need it to keep yourself feeling fresh.
Try and exercise over the evening as well – running 2KM could make a huge difference, or riding around the local park could also see your wellbeing improve, including feeling fresher and ready to tackle the working day!
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