13 Tips For Staying Healthy At Work When You’re Always On The Go
As a busy working professional, it’s easy to start feeling run down. That’s why it’s important to get the right tips for staying healthy at work- learn how to be healthier while keeping up with your busy lifestyle.
The more healthy habits you adopt in your everyday life, the easier it’ll be to keep feeling good, even when it feels like your work day is never ending.
Toronto is a city that’s constantly filled with the hustle and bustle of people.
Everywhere you look, people are rushing to get where they’re going. If you’ve been on the TTC at 8am, you’ll know exactly what this is like.
Your body is a machine that fuels you in your daily life, and if you aren’t taking care of it properly, your hectic lifestyle will catch up to you. Here’s how you can prevent this!
These tips for staying healthy at work will help you keep a well-balanced lifestyle when you’re always busy.
1. Pack a Lunch
There is such thing as a busy lifestyle diet plan, but you’re going to have to stop eating fast food for lunch. Instead, eat something healthy and fresh. This also saves you money!
There are tons of foods out there you can make in bulk and spread throughout your week. Bringing your own lunch could even be as simple as making extra food at dinner so you have leftovers for the next few days.
These options give you quick healthy food to take to work and avoid those tempting food trucks that Toronto is infamous for.
2. Squeeze in Some Workouts at Your Desk
Staying healthy at work doesn’t have to be hard or take any more time out of your already hectic lifestyle. You can sneak in some quick workout moves right at your desk!
While you’re working, stand every once in a while. It’s important to move more during the day, especially when you spend most of your day putting in long hours sitting at a desk.
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Do some squats while you’re microwaving your lunch
- Take the stairs instead of the elevator
- While you’re sitting at your desk, do some leg raises
- Do some bicep curls with a water bottle or a heavy stapler
3. Get Healthy Snack Delivery to the Office
Talk to your HR department or the company honchos about getting healthy snack delivery to your office. They’ll enjoy the boost to employee morale, while you and your coworkers get to enjoy some healthy snacks.
This makes it easy and convenient to have healthier options in the lunchroom, and it doesn’t take any time out of your day to go get a snack.
Did you know that we deliver our OMBITES right to your office anywhere in the Greater Toronto Area? That means you don’t need to do anything but pick your favourite flavour to try!
4. On That Note, Pick The Right Healthy Snacks
Your snack choice is also important.
Fill up on the good stuff- protein, antioxidants, and fiber- to give you the energy you need for your busy day.
You’ll find all of these amazing things in OMBITES. Our energy balls are gluten free, vegan, dairy free, and made with mainly raw ingredients.
Embrace the power of protein to help keep you healthy and productive. Protein helps you feel full for longer, so you’ll be able to curb cravings for those bad-for-you goodies in the breakroom.
Try our peanut butter energy ball recipe for a snack you can make at home that’s packed with protein.
5. Beauty Rest Does More Than Just Keep You Beautiful
It’s important that you get enough sleep every day- at least 7-9 hours.
We know it can be hard to do this when your job demands most of your time, but getting enough sleep can make you more productive at work, help you lose weight, and keep you happier.
Turn your phone off an hour before you go to bed to give yourself time to unwind. It might mean you should go to bed earlier and make a few sacrifices, but you’ll feel the difference it’ll make.
6. Don’t Skip Breakfast
Never skip breakfast. Eating a healthy meal first thing in the morning helps your body get the energy it needs to power through the day.
If you have a morning meeting at work and don’t have time to get breakfast, talk to your employer about supplying healthy breakfast snacks for the meeting. There are so many benefits in it for them, they won’t be able to resist!
7. Repeat These Words: “Grilled, Not Fried”
There are going to be those days when you don’t have any other choice but to get fast food.
Just choose healthy options. Get grilled foods instead of fried and get a side salad instead of french fries. Be careful of the dressing, though- sometimes fast food dressing packets are loaded with extra fat, calories, and sugar.
Check out the nutritional information online before you go, to see what your best options are.
8. Fall in Love With Spice
Did you know that spicy foods can help you stay healthy and lose weight?
According to the Chemical Senses journal, some studies have shown that when some people eat spicy foods, their body temperature increases. This causes your body to burn more energy and calories.
Eating spicy foods has also been shown to help you feel more full and decrease cravings for sugary and fatty foods.
It doesn’t take much extra time to put some Tabasco sauce on your food, or switch out the fatty mayo in your sandwich for some Sriracha sauce. Keep a bottle of your sauce of choice in the lunchroom or at your desk for quick access.
9. Try HIIT Training
One of the biggest issues when it comes to staying healthy when you’re busy is trying to find time to exercise or hit the gym.
High intensity interval training, or HIIT training, is a great way to get a workout in when you don’t have time for a full gym session. Some sessions, like the ones in Turbo Fire, range from 15 minutes to 20 or more.
If you don’t want to commit to ordering an at-home DVD program, check YouTube for some free videos to try out. Some gyms also offer HIIT classes if that works with your schedule.
10. Treat Sunday Meal Prep Like an Appointment
When you have a doctor’s appointment, you take time out of your day for it, right? So treat your Sunday meal prep the same way.
Every Sunday, set aside a 1 to 2 hour block where you prep snacks, meals, or other foods for the week. It doesn’t have to be ultimate meal planning- just portion off some healthy snacks or cut up some veggies for salads so it takes less time before work.
11. Take Stress Breaks
Your mental health is essential to your physical health, and one of the biggest issues busy people face is stress. That’s why a big component of staying healthy at work is managing stress.
Take a quick stress break every now and then to give your brain a rest. Always take some time for yourself, even if it seems like you don’t have room in your schedule. And most importantly, make sure you treat yourself to something fun every now and then.
12. If You Don’t Have a Crock Pot, Get One Now
A slow cooker is a busy person’s best friend. You just throw in your ingredients, go off to work, and when you finally get home, dinner’s ready.
It’s also a great solution for those of us who are less talented (or less motivated) in the kitchen. You don’t need cooking skills to throw some ingredients together and press a button.
There are also tons of other things you can make in the slow cooker, like overnight oatmeal or soup for lunches. The options are endless!
13. Spend More Time Walking
Take the time to add more walking to your day. Whether this means going on a walk during your lunch break or strolling down the halls once in a while to visit with coworkers, add as many steps as you can.
For extra effort, get off the subway or streetcar a stop early and walk the rest of the way. You’ll need some extra time to do this on the way to work, but doing this will also help wake you up first thing in the morning.
OMBITES Are The Perfect Healthy Snacks For Busy People
If you’re always on the go, the bite-size convenience of OMBITES make it easy to get the energy you need to power through the day.
Our energy balls are packed with nutrients, gluten free, vegan, and dairy free- and best of all, they’re delicious! We use carefully selected, wholesome and nutritious ingredients to craft the perfect healthy snack.
To save you even more time and effort, we deliver OMBITES right to your office! Our healthy no-bake treats are handcrafted and made fresh right here in the heart of Toronto, so they’re as fresh as it gets when you open your box.
Ready to take advantage of the benefits? Order your OMBITES now!