Wellness is important to us all, and by creating an environment that is healthy and encouraging, you can help build your workplace into a hub for positive change.
With summer right around the corner, there are many things you can do within your workplace to help create a healthy and happy work environment inside and outside the workplace. Here are a few tips that can help you on your road to wellness.
TAKE A WALK
Everyone likes to be outside on a nice, sunny day. By organizing walks outdoors during lunch or coffee breaks, it gives people the opportunity to soak up some much needed vitamin D from the sun as well as burn off a few calories with some friends. Walking allows people to go at their own pace and set goals however they like. Even if it’s raining outside, indoor walks with the right company can make cloudy days into sunny ones.
DRINK MORE WATER
With patio season quickly approaching, who doesn’t enjoy a refreshing beverage on a hot summer’s day? We all know that those sugary drinks aren’t good for you, and too much alcohol is damaging to your liver. Anyone looking to lose weight could be helped by upping their water intake. Studies have found that when participants drink water before a meal, they lose weight faster than those who did not drink water. Extra water helps us eat less by making us feel full, and it may also boost metabolism, so drink up!
PACK YOUR OWN FOOD
We know how hard it can be to prepare meals in advance, with a busy schedule who has the time to pack a lunch? Studies have shown that people who eat lunch out less frequently are more likely to lose weight. Even one fast-food meal a week can do damage, including increasing your risk for heart disease. Snack machines usually don’t have many healthy options. Get around this by preparing your own snacks ahead of time. From fresh fruit to mixed nuts, pre-planning will help you make healthy choices and avoid impulse buys.
By: Andrew Miller