Eating Well at Work
For many of us, work makes up a big part of the day. And while at work, chances are you eat at least one main meal and a snack or two. The food you eat gives you the energy you need to stay alert and productive. From coffee breaks and meetings to office potlucks and client parties, you can make the right food choices and eat well at work. Here’s how.
Dieticians Make A Difference
Currently about 9 million Canadians report having a chronic health condition and the latest population health projections indicate an alarming increase in the incidence of conditions, such as diabetes and hypertension (HCC, 2007a). Poor eating habits are a contributing factor. Overall, chronic health conditions cost the Canadian economy an estimated $80 billion each year of which 60% represent indirect costs attributed to early death, and loss of productivity and income (HCC, 2007b). In the workplace poor health has been associated with reduced employee performance, safety and morale, contributing to increased employer costs (Goetzel et al, 2004). According to the World Health Organization, 80% of heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes and 40% of cancers globally could be prevented by lifestyle interventions including eating healthy, being more physically active and stopping smoking (WHO, 2005).
1800 Calorie Sample Menus
Need some help with menu planning? Check out this 1800 calorie sample weekly menu.
5 Tips for Healthy Eating
Healthy eating is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. It will help keep you looking good and feeling great! Follow these simple guidelines to help you eat well.
Massage chairs offer a multitude of health benefits
The benefits of using a massage chair in the workplace are numerous. Not only the massage chair can contribute at improving users’ overall health, it can also increase their well-being. By reducing their stress and tension level, it brings a healthy state of mind. Therefore the massage chair’s therapeutic benefits increase employee’s productivity.
Maintaining good posture while at your workstation helps to relive muscle tension and keep aches and pains away. Here are some sample exercises you can do.
Conseils ergonomiques pour le travail à l’ordinateur. (CSST)
Un poste de travail bien réglé, c’est confortable et efficace! Des postures contraignantes peuvent occasionner de l’inconfort et des douleurs.
Tips for Setting Up your Workstation (SSQ)
Learn these 5 easy tips for setting up your workstation!