For usually about eight hours straight, we get very little physical activity. Plus, it can be challenging to plan out healthy daytime meals and snacks while at work.
One way that BCM helps keep employees happy and healthy is providing a gym that employees can use before, during, or after the workday. But whether or not your office includes a gym, there are ways that you can make sure you’re staying healthy at work.
Dr. John Foreyt, professor of medicine and director of the Behavioral Medicine Research Center at BCM, advocates walking as a convenient, easy way to exercise that will improve our health.
Try walking for 15-30 minutes during your lunch break every day, if possible. It’s sure to improve your health and your mood. (And ladies – don’t forget to bring walking shoes so you can switch your heels for more comfortable footwear while you walk!)
For example, keep healthy foods at your desk for a quick lunch when you’re especially busy, such as canned tuna (in water) and fresh fruit. Consider using a crockpot—you’ll come home to a delicious and nutritious dinner without any of the stress.
What are some of the ways you stay active and eat healthily while you’re at work?
-By Jordan Magaziner