#1 Keep healthy snacks nearby
Healthy snack options at work make it easier to say no to less nutritious snacks during the day.
#2 - Bring your own lunch
When you make your own meals, you get to control what foods you get to eat. Try to follow the plate method when packing your lunch!
#3 - Plan when eating out
If you do eat out for a meal at work, you can also use the plate method. Make sure your meal has a lean protein option, choose soups that are not cream-based and ask for salad dressing on the side.
#4 - Stretch often
Sitting and staring at a computer monitor all day is taxing on your back, eyes, neck, hips, hands and wrists. Get up from your desk once every hour and stretch and/or move around for several minutes. Use eye drops for strained eyes.
#5 - Schedule walking meetings
Do you have something brief to discuss with a coworker? Instead of having that conversation in an office, take a short walk while you discuss it!
#6 - Take the stairs
It may not seem like a lot, but if you add one extra flight of stairs each day, it will add up over the course of the week and month!
#7 - Walk, don’t drive
If you have to get somewhere within walking distance to your office, resist the temptation to drive and walk!
#8 - Take your lunch break
It's so easy to just eat lunch over our desks and computers, but taking a break from work can help break up the work day, improve overall productivity and decrease stress. Here are alternative ideas to spending your lunch break at your desk:
#9 - Hydrate
If you get headaches during the day, it may be a sign that you're not drinking enough water. Sip throughout the day and sub water in for other types of drinks such as sodas!
#10 - Destress
Take just a minute or two to take a break from your work and look away from your desk. Take that brief period of time and practice breathing, or just look out the window. If you do this a couple times of day, it can really help lower your stress levels even though you're only doing it for a minute or two at a time!