September 13, 2019

Staying healthy at work

When you order any of DayToDay’s meal boxes you know you are going to be cooking and eating nutritious and balanced meals every weeknight. But it might not be as easy to stay on track with your health at your workplace, especially when you work in an office environment as most of us do. We spend a large portion of our day at work and by following healthy habits throughout the day we’re more likely to be productive and focused while on the job. Here are some simple tips to follow to help keep you on track at work. 

Have healthy snacks on hand

Always keep your desk drawer stocked up with healthy snacks so when you get hungry, you aren’t tempted to visit the vending machine to refuel or have some unhealthy snacks brought to the office by your colleagues. Our Snack Packs Add On contain a variety of  nuts, seeds, and dried fruits and are convenient to nibble on in between meal times. 

Take frequent breaks and go for a walk

Nobody can concentrate and work for hours on end. Sitting all day is bad for your back, neck, shoulders and you can have eye-strain if you stare at a screen all day. Once every hour, take a short break by doing a few stretches or going for a walk. These brief frequent breaks will refresh and rejuvenate you and can do wonders for your concentration.

Limit your caffeine

Don’t worry – we’re not going to tell you to skip your morning cup of coffee entirely! Coffee has a myriad of benefits, including increasing energy levels, boosting metabolism, and it is high in antioxidants. However too much caffeine will be detrimental to your health and productivity and helps cause that mid-afternoon energy slump. Therefore drink coffee in moderation. Alternate coffee with low-caffeine or caffeine-free alternatives like tea, rooibos, water, or funky coffee-free lattes

Bring your own lunch

You might work close to a large choice of restaurants and takeaway places which offer unhealthy meals. It’s very convenient to pop in during lunch hour, but even if their options are relatively healthy they usually come in huge portion sizes. Packing your own lunch means you can stay on track with your healthy eating goals. Some people like to meal prep a big batch of lunches at the beginning of each week. But if you get bored with eating the same food everyday and you’re looking for some variety, our new LunchBox Kit is your perfect hassle-free companion – you’ll head to work with a wholesome lunch in your bag and feel fantastic.