Whether it’s daily, frequently, or not-too-often, focusing on a healthier workday is an excellent way to calm your nerves.
Achieving a healthier workday doesn’t have to be time consuming or complicated, either. All you need is motivation and these 5 tips that are easy to add to any day.
While making and eating breakfast before work is anything but easy, a healthy breakfast is the foundation of a healthier workday.
If you’ve been struggling to eat breakfast before darting out the door, take a look at your morning routine. It may need some improvement, and here are 5 tips you can use to create a better pre-work routine.
2. Make movement a priority
Our bodies are designed to move, even when deadlines are looming and the calendar is packed with meetings. To move more during the workday, try these simple ideas:
The way you sit could also be problematic. If you’ve experienced aches and pains from sitting at a desk, brush up on Ergonomics 101. You’ll learn how to create a work space that doesn’t batter your body.
3. Plan your lunch (and never skip it)
Skipping lunch can be tempting, but it’s not a healthy workday habit. Eating lunch isn’t just about getting enough calories, either. Lunch can also offer a much-needed break during a busy day, and breaks are essential for peak mental performance. Meal prep is an excellent tool you can use to make sure eating lunch is easy. For tips on meal prepping, check out our Beginner's Guide to Meal Prep.
Having an arsenal of healthy snacks at the office is an easy way to stick to your healthy eating goals.
If you aren’t sure which snacks to fill your desk drawers with, we’ve got you covered, read this Staying Healthy at Work: Quick, Healthy Snacks in a Time Crunch.
The next time you feel overwhelmed at work, take a few deep breaths and gaze at the scenery outside. Focusing on something other than your seemingly never-ending workload is a good way to calm your mind.
Breathing slowly has powerful health benefits and you can learn more about the science behind deep breathing here.