Staying Healthy in the Office Environment

Offices can be very unhealthy places. When one person catches a cold everyone catches it! It is also very easy to get caught up in everyone else’s unhealthy habits so pretty soon you start eating junk food and stop your lunchtime walk because no-one else is doing it.

Research has shown that even those who start the day with a good breakfast could end up taking two snack breaks during the day. It is common for office workers to experience a slump around 11 am and 3 pm. People find that their concentration lapses at this time.

The first thing that you should do is pack a healthy lunch. If you have plenty of time to spare in the evening it is fairly easy to put together a healthy salad with tuna, chicken or quinoa. It can seem like a time-consuming task to put together meals in advance but it is worth it. It is not only healthier it can save you a lot of money too.

The issue of snacks is also easy sorted out. When that slump hits try to avoid turning to crisps and chocolate. Opt for healthier snacks such as nuts, fruit or popcorn. These are filling and are far more nutritious than salt and sugar-laden alternatives.

If there is space in the office kitchen you could bring in a juicer and make fresh juices each day to help to provide you with a healthy snack or even a meal. Avoid only fruit juices and include vegetables such as carrots, kale, and spinach as well. It is easy to find ready-blended juices in the supermarket but this can work out to be much more expensive.

Finally, keep caffeine to a minimum and opt for water and herbal teas. These will help to keep you hydrated and are much better for you.