Healthy habits at work

Our nutritional habits at the office play a huge part in our health. Depending on the type of work you do, some days can be so busy that it’s difficult to think about food, let alone make healthy food choices.  But here are six simple ways you can turn your work space into a healthy space.


1. Clean out the junk.

Ditch your candy bowl and toss those chips, crackers, and any other unhealthy snacks tucked away in your desk or around the office. The less temptation you have to junk foods, the healthier and happier you’ll feel.


2. Keep it clean.  

It’s easy to go for convenient food choices, but skip the highly processed stuff and go for ‘clean’ food. Foods like raw almonds and/or walnuts, dried fruit and apples are great healthy snacks! If you are lucky enough to have a fridge at your place of work, take advantage and stock it up with healthy snack options like yogurt, unsweetened applesauce, fresh vegetables and hummus.


3. Make an appointment with your meal.

It can be so easy to forget all about eating when you’re crazy busy at work.  If you can, try giving yourself 20-30 minutes each day to walk away from your desk and enjoy a healthy meal. This will help you come back feeling re-energized to finish up the day.


4. Love your leftovers.  

If you ask me, dinner usually tastes better the next day. Try making a little extra at dinner time, that way you’ll have a healthy lunch all ready to go for the next day. This can also help the wallet.


5. A bottle buddy.

Water, yes that’s what I’m talking about. Staying hydrated will help your brain stay powered and on track. If you need some motivation to drink more water, try filling up your cool reusable water bottle and keep it in sight so you’ll make more of an effort to drink from it. If you’re just getting used to drinking water, start off by making it a goal to finish one bottle a day.

6. Plan and Prep.  

You know how long you’ll be at work. So heading there prepared with healthy food options will help you avoid getting too hungry and indulging in unhealthy junk food. All it takes is a little extra time to get your healthy lunch and snacks ready, but your health and well being is SO worth it!

This article is written by or on behalf of an outsourced columnist and does not necessarily reflect the views of Castanet.

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About the Author

KyLee Fournier is a certified sports nutritional consultant, living in Kelowna, BC who helps clients across North America make better decisions regarding what they eat.  Her specialty is plant-based nutrition.  She's also one of the minds behind www.Vegbelly.com, a site that interviews leaders in the vegetarian and vegan community.


Website link:  www.kyleefournier.com

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