If you’re working in a stressful environment or just struggling to find time to balance everything in your life, then you might want some helpful tips for how to stay healthy while at work. I used to have a really toxic mentality where I’d try my best to get healthy and fit while at home, and then during work hours eat whatever I needed to get through my workload. I find my work to be quite stressful and often would use expensive coffees and snacks to get through my workload. Since implementing my healthy hacks I’ve noticed that my energy levels are more sustainable and I don’t have those sugar crashes I used to struggle with. Keep reading to learn about my simple ways to stay healthy at work.
Consider a Protein Shake
Most people struggle with getting a second wind of energy after lunch. This is particularly true if you have a big lunch or eat a lot of carbs. However a protein shake after lunch can be a great way to get a little pick me up while enjoying a decent amount of protein that will help keep you satisfied for longer. I’m a big fan of sweet treats, so I add an extra teaspoon of cacao powder to my shakes to make them a little more indulgent. If you need to get some new protein powder, check out this website for some great options.
One of the worst things you can do on your lunch break is to sit down the entire time. Of course if you have a very physical or active job, you’re an exception, but if you’re sitting in a chair all day, then you’re going to want to get moving. You can go for a walk, bike ride, or if you’re somewhere where there’s a private space you can work out, why not do a 30 minute Youtube workout video to get your blood pumping? When I’m energized, I’m a lot more focused with my work so I’m more productive. I can also be more relaxed knowing that I have taken care of my exercise for the day and can focus on my workload and getting ahead.
Pack Your Own Lunch
Eating out everyday for lunch is delicious but very expensive and usually quite unhealthy. Portions from restaurants tend to be a lot bigger than we’d serve at home and they often use a lot of high calorie additives to make everything taste so delicious. Those extra calories can add up to extra pounds of fat that might be hard to shake yourself of. It might be worth keeping a food journal so you can learn more about what foods leave you feeling good and which ones leave you with an energy crash after eating them.
I’m sure these healthier tips will help you feel more energized at work and maybe even help with some weight loss goals if you have any! You can use the money you save by bringing your own snacks to treat yourself to a fun disposable camera. Take a look at this website for some great options.