Did you know that March is celebrated as ‘National Nutrition Month’? March is the right month to focus on improving eating habits and becoming more active through physical exercise. Interestingly, the theme for 2020 is ‘Eat Right, Bite by Bite’.
You spend a minimum of 8 hours at your workplace and that’s why enjoying optimal health is so important. However, many of us tend to make the wrong food choices especially when we’re caught up with work. For instance, reaching out for a doughnut is easier than peeling an orange and grabbing a soda takes less time than walking to the water cooler. I’m here to tell you that even the smallest tweaks can have a big impact on your health. Becoming more mindful about nutrition is much easier than it sounds and here are my 5 tips on how to make the most of National Nutrition Month.
It’s only natural to feel tiny hunger pangs during the day even if you had a hearty breakfast. Snacking on foods that have fiber like apples, oranges and almonds are a great way to stay full and to give yourself many nutrients in a jiffy. If you have the time to prep, even a small bowl of salad mid-day will keep you full.
The body can send you confusing signals of hunger when all it really needs is water to function properly. In fact, drinking a full liter of water at the start of the day is a good way to give your internal system a boost. Keep a bottle of water on your desk so that you can take a sip of water every hour.
Plant Based Diet
It’s no secret that the Mediterranean diet is the healthiest for the body and is recommended if high blood lipids and cholesterol levels are a concern. In fact, sticking to a vegetarian or plant-based diet every alternate day will not only help you feel lighter but also improve your blood reports.
If your job requires you to sit at a desk for long hours, don’t forget to take mini breaks in between. Walking for even a short pace will help circulation in the body and make you feel more alert. There are plenty of short exercises you can do while sitting in your office chair too. Do a quick search on Google and find out which exercises work best for you.
With food delivery apps ready to deliver whatever you feel like eating anytime of the day, ordering the right food is not a simple choice anymore. However, by reading the ingredients listed for each dish in the online menu, you’ll get an idea about the number of calories it has as well. Add dishes and restaurants that serve healthier options to your list of favorites!
Getting more nutrition in your diet is no fun if you’re making an attempt to eat healthy all by yourself. So, why not ask a colleague to join you in making a lifestyle change and you’ll see how getting healthier can motivate you to do better. If you think you are ready to make the change this month and you’d like a friend to help you, then simply email me and let’s do it together!