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Creating Healthy Work Habits

Don’t let being in an office stand in the way of eating foods that are good for you. Here’s my guide to creating healthy work habits:

1. Stay hydrated. Bring a big bottle of water to work and fill it up. Make sure you drink from it regularly throughout the day.

2. Be prepared. Make up your healthy snacks in advance. Portion nuts, seeds and dried fruit into little containers or small snack bags.

3. Avoid the dreaded slump. Make sure you include protein with good carbohydrates (wholegrains or fibre-rich fruit and vegetables) to keep your blood sugar stable. Try rice cakes and oatcakes with nut butter or tahini, hummus and veggies.

4. Don’t fuel yourself on caffeine. Too much caffeine can knock your blood sugar out of balance and it can also make your body react as though it is stressed. Bring in your own herbal teas if there are none available at work.

5. If you really struggle to make time to drink water or have something to eat set discreet reminders.

If you find yourself having problems with emotional eating and weight loss, book an appointment with me (sessions are available via Skype and in-person).

Tips to Stay Healthy as You Get Older

cabbageA 16-YEAR study of 5,100 British people aged between 42-63 has found that people who have healthy lifestyles in mid-life will stay healthy in old age.

Investigators observed that participants who engage in all four of these healthy behaviours had 3.3 times the odds of healthy ageing:

  • Not smoking
  • Moderate alcohol consumption
  • Taking exercise
  • Eating fruit and vegetables every day

The authors concluded: “Although individual healthy behaviours are moderately associated with successful aging, their combined impact is substantial. Multiple healthy behaviours appear to increase the chance of reaching old age disease-free and fully functional.”

Source: Canadian Medical Journal http://www.cmaj.ca/content/early/2012/10/22/cmaj.121080.abstract?sid=c380f4d2-94ae-4a24-964c-4c0e1205ba69

Here are some more tips for healthy aging:

  • Get out in the sun to boost your Vitamin D (this is especially important for older people). To get your vitamin D level checked and find out how much you need, you can order a simple finger prick test.
  • Don’t eat too much sugar and unrefined carbohydrates – they speed up the ageing process
  • Eat leafy green vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds – they contain calcium and magnesium that help you sleep
  • Keep your brain fit with reading, puzzles, games, learning and hobbies
  • Stay physically active

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Thank you!
Fiona

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