Overworked & Overweight – Do We Need More Fruit?
Government statistics show that 62% of adults in the UK are overweight, resulting in a higher chance of type 2 diabetes later on in life – this is paired with research that suggests we spend an average 42.7 hours at our desks.
Whilst, ordering fruit for the office isn’t the only thing you can do to ensure you’re getting healthy, it is a fantastic starting point.
In the morning
Fruit smoothies are popular way to kick-start the day. A good smoothie will fill you up and offer essential nutrients and vitamins. You should also include some solid fruit into this as the fibre within it will kick start your metabolism. The juice from a lemon can also help break up fatty foods and acids in your stomach.
Eating Healthy in the Day
Reaching for a handful of crisps or a fizzy drink is a tempting prospect – but a palette of blueberries and green tea (flavoured if you like) is just as satisfying and can have a much longer lasting impact on how you feel for the rest of the day.
Getting fruit for the office, which varies seasonally, is a great way to ensure you are always getting what you need.
Fast food and heavy sandwiches might seem tempting, but can often cause a post lunch food coma if you have too much – and the feeling of being full may only last a short period.
Salads or fresh vegetables can be a way around this and are likely the leave you feeling fuller for longer, removing the need to go to pop to the shop for an afternoon pick-me-up.
Getting the Exercise You Need
Eating healthily is just the beginning, you need to ensure you remain active and use the energy you gain from eating healthy on working out and exercising fully.
This could be as simple as taking a longer walk home, to running to and from the station. Local gyms or office discounts on gyms, including group workouts at lunch can have be a huge benefit as well. Once in the routine of exercise it can be easier and simpler to get up and go again, it’s just a case of getting into the routine.
Whether it’s a fruit for your office in London or you’re looking to stock up for the home, Fruit4London has a London fruit delivery service that is perfect and changeable dependant on your needs.