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Four lunch hacks to make you healthier and happier at work

  The average adult spends the majority of their wakeful hours at their desk.  In fact, as cited by Zuboff and Maxmin in their book, The Support Economy¸ it seems that the percentage of the population working above 49 hours a week has grown nearly 40% in the past 4 decades. That’s about a 10% increase per decade! It comes as no surprise, then, that the most optimal place for re-strategizing our nutritional notions should be focused at the place where we spend most of our time –our offices. We invest so much thought into preparing a well-planned lunchbox for our children (Actually, parents cite this as one of their top child-rearing worries)! Why shouldn’t we invest the same care and precaution in our own lunching habits? This is a call to action for your wellbeing – empower yourself by packing your own lunch, and start reveling in the time you spend eating it among fellow co-workers! Here’s a list of reasons why well-planned lunch breaks are essential to your wellbeing: Lunch is a time …

Hack your Snacks: 5 Ways to Snack Better at Work

  Snacking at work can be a blessing or a curse.  The right food can give you energy and bring back your focus to your to-do list or the meeting you’ve been preparing for all week. But if you’re not consciously snacking, it’s all too easy to pack on the pounds due to cookies here and there, sodas, chocolates, and slices of birthday cake. When you spend hours on end in the office and need fuel to stay focused, it’s easy to grab whatever is on offer! We know the challenge to stay alert and focused, but the fuel you choose should be premium quality. The following snack hacks are straightforward and easy to follow- with results that will contribute to a more vibrant you. 1. Snack mindfully Before we get into any food specifics, mindfulness is the most important element of better snacking. Rather than shoveling handfuls of whatever food is closest to you when stress or hunger or lethargy creeps into your day, a mindful attitude will bring your attention back to exactly …

Morning Fuel

Do you know that woman in the morning?  The one who strides into the office, hair shining and smile beaming- looking like she’s just snapped the cover photo of Inc. magazine’s 30 under 30?  Oh, and of course, she already ran 10 miles this morning.  Do you know that morning goddess? The opposite of that woman gets three words as a greeting… the worst three words a non-morning woman wants to hear. “You look tired.”  Yes, ok yes, I know.  But I work hard, I work out, I have a social life, and I’m here to work not to be a fashion model. Let’s set the story straight- you don’t have to look tired nor do you have to feel tired.  There are so many ways to rev up your energy, so let’s focus on one.  What you put into that body of yours. Morning is a critical time of day.  It sets the tone for hours of work and opens possibilities for things yet to be done.  When I roll out of bed late, …

Oh Nutz

A colleague once called me out on my daily nut habit and I’ll never go for a handful of Almonds the same way again.  When I was working in London, and getting acclimated to the new culture and way of eating and being- I kept a bag of nuts in my desk drawer in case a bout of hunger struck.  There was always a bar of Cadbury’s somewhere in the office and I needed something more stable to keep me on my game during the grey workdays.