Taking care of your health is something many of us like to do. However, because we also have obligations to family, work, our hobbies and friends, we don’t always take the time to do so. But if we were to be healthy during our work hours it would give us a great health boost already! That way, you will have more energy to do things outside of your work hours. And who doesn’t like that? So here are some tips to start being a little more healthy at work:

Know a healthy lunch
If you go out and buy something to eat and drink everyday, you already have an easy way to get some extra exercise in. You will quickly feel more alert, because your blood circulation is being stimulated by moving your body. But your body needs more for energy: food! If you enjoy eating bread, that’s no problem at all. Carbohydrates are important in providing energy. It is important to choose for whole grain products, though. This will provide energy for a longer period of time. It’s possible to check the ingredients list to see what exact percentage is whole grain in a product! Something that’s also easy to do, is to cook a little extra the day before you go to work. That way, you have an easy and healthy meal at work, that you made yourself!

Take the time for your health
If you have a job that requires you to stare at a computer screen for extended periods of time, it is important to allow your eyes to get some rest as well. Remember the 20-20-20 rule for this: take some time every 20 minutes to look away from the screen for 20 seconds. Look at something in the distance outside. This will help prevent tired eyes. It’s also possible to use an extension for your web browser to remind you to take these breaks. Also, drinking some water every hour and taking a short walk can do wonders for your health and productivity.

5 quick tips

  • Don’t buy snacks for your work area. Choose to eat fruit!
  • Ask your colleagues to take a walk outside during or after lunch today.
  • Drink water and tea. Don’t drink coffee in the afternoon.
  • Open a window every other hour. Give your brain some oxygen!
  • Talk to others and support each other by lunching together and giving each other tips!

 

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Paul Kok

Hi, my name is Paul and I am a Lifestyle coach and dietician. I love eating food and teaching others how to create delicious meals. My goal is to stay fit and enjoy life at the same time... and to help you do the same!

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