helpful tip of the week
Is work keeping you from being healthy?
Try these tips to keep you healthy no matter what challenges you face at work:
- Out of sight, out of mind. If you are going to an area of the office that takes you past the vending machines, choose a different path that does not take you by them. It will help you avoid temptations and get more exercise, too! Also, don’t bring change to work. No money means no munching!
- Are parties popular at your office? Don’t deprive yourself. Portions are the key to surviving these occasions. If you eat a modest amount, you can still enjoy the party without going overboard. Or for sweet filled occasions, just pick one thing to have and eat well the rest of the day! Another option is to put a healthy spin on the party by encouraging co-workers to contribute healthier versions of popular dishes to the event.
- Need to get out of the office and join coworkers for a lunch out? Plan ahead! Most chain restaurants have their menus and nutritional information online. Use your morning break to take advantage of these resources and pick your meal out before you head to lunch. Or, there’s nothing wrong with packing a healthy sack lunch the night before and taking it to the restaurant. This way, you’ll save financially and nutritionally while still staying social.