The ever-tempting office candy jar or vending machine. Stressful projects and timelines. The seemingly continuous flow of meetings leftovers or birthday treats. Hours and hours of sitting in front of the computer... Creating and maintaining a healthy lifestyle at the office can feel like swimming against the tide. But fear not, it can be done!
A few small changes can add up to a whole lotta health. Here are some tips for keeping fit, happy and healthy at work.
HOARD HEALTHY SNACKS
Keeping healthy snacks, like nuts, berries or fruit, in your desk drawer will help you beat temptation when the afternoon energy slump arrives. Another great option is to keep a bottle of Pure Synergy® Superfood on your desk and mix a spoonful in water when your tummy grumbles. The more than 60 superfood ingredients in the potent powder infuses your body with the nutrition it’s craving which we often mistake for sugar.
TAKE MEETINGS OUTSIDE
Going from sitting at your desk to sitting in a conference room is a no-win situation. Instead, when you can, take your meetings outside and walk and talk at the same time. It gets the blood and creative juices flowing!
BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH
Packing a healthy lunch is not only good for your figure, it’s also good for your wallet. Sure, it takes some time and effort, but bringing leftovers from last night’s dinner, or making a salad the night before can help make it easier.
We all know the importance of drinking enough water each day, but so many people have a hard time staying hydrated at the office. A great option is to keep a large water bottle on your desk and to drink from it often throughout the day.
GET SOME WORKOUT BUDDIES
Grab some like-minded office buddies and create a daily, quick workout together. Squats, pushups, crunches, a quick jog – whatever! Having people to do it with is motivating, fun and incentivizing.
TAKE A MATCHA BREAK
When you get the dreaded afternoon brain fog, instead of a coffee break have a matcha break – better yet, a Matcha Power® break! It has ten times the antioxidants compared to traditional teas and gently lifts and sustains your energy, concentration, and productivity for 4+ hours.
STEP AWAY FROM THE SCREEN
Periodically stepping away from your desk and taking a break can help improve your day in many ways. It gives your eyes a rest from staring at the monitor, refreshes your mind and body, and helps ease back and neck tension. Even a quick walk around the building and getting a quick breadth of fresh air can make a big difference in your physical and mental state.