July 12, 2019

The Importance of Healthy Eating During Your Workday

You know that healthy eating is important for your overall health and longevity. However, did you know that what you put into your body has a direct effect on your productivity and ability to perform at work? A healthy and balanced diet has been shown to improve concentration, problem-solving skills, productivity and alertness on the job.

What Are the Consequences of a Low-Quality Diet?

As the saying goes, you are what you eat. The food that you consume has a direct effect on how well your body performs. When you take in healthy, nutrient-rich foods, your body will be able to use them for energy. Eating empty calories doesn’t give your body the fuel that it needs to perform well, even if you aren’t working a job that depends on physical energy. Poor eating habits are linked to:

  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Low energy
  • Inability to think clearly
  • High levels of stress
  • Decreased productivity
  • Increased fatigue

Healthy Eating Powers Your Brain

Nutrition also has an effect on your mental acuity, on top of your mood and energy levels. Some of the best foods that are linked with brain health include berries, bell peppers, fish, walnuts, beans, leafy greens and eggs. Proper hydration also helps physical and mental health. Dehydration is correlated with poor planning and work skills.

How Can You Make Your Workday Diet a Great Example of Healthy Eating?

  • Choose what you will eat for lunch before you get hungry. If you know that your practice is headed out to a popular lunch spot, look up the nutrition and menu online before you go. If you aren’t hungry when you are making your decision, it will be easier to think clearly and not get tempted.
  • If possible, have small snacks throughout the day instead of loading up during one meal. A big spike in your blood sugar is bad for your brain and for your productivity. Small meals will keep your blood sugar at optimal levels and prevent a big crash.
  • Keep healthy snacks in your practice at all times. If you are stocking the break area for the whole office, make sure that water, protein bars, fruit and healthy options like almonds are available.

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