By Athlete's Care on June 18, 2018
Pack and bring your food! Make sure you plan ahead before your go grocery shopping so that you’ll be able to choose healthy products. Make your meals ahead of time and pack them in containers so you don’t have to rush to make it before you leave for work.
Share your healthy meals with your coworkers to encourage healthy eating in the environment.
Research nearby food places that sell healthy meals when you feel like buying food for your lunch break. This can give you the opportunity to walk around and move more if you’re mostly sitting at your work.
Drink plenty of water. Bring a portable water bottle to work so you can refill it throughout the day.
Be mindful of your caffeine intake. If you need energy, try consuming healthy snacks like fruits, vegetables, or nuts as alternatives to more cups of caffeinated beverages.
Have a light lunch (for example: salad with a side of protein) and snack throughout the day.
Get up and move during your lunch break to catch some sun and take a stroll outside.
Take breaks when needed. Stretch, move your body, and refresh yourself in order to take the strain away from your lower back, neck, and eyes due to long periods of sitting and staring at the computer screen.
Try to reduce the consumption of sugary snacks and drinks at work. Eating them will not keep you alert throughout the day. Consume complex carbohydrates instead.
Nutrition tip provided by Registered Dietitian and Sports Dietitian, Ben Sit. Contact Athlete's Care at Yonge & Sheppard to book an appointment with Ben or click the here to find a Registered Dietitian near you!