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3 Ways to Have a Healthier Work Day

Updated on November 21, 2019

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1. Block out “you time” on your calendar

We may say to ourselves that we are going to get more steps in or incorporate a gym session during the day, but with a day full of meetings and a growing to do list, it’s easy to let a workout commitment slip away. Set a meeting with yourself for 15 minutes, 30 or even an hour a day and commit that time to be active. Whether it be a walk around your workplace or a quick session at the gym, you’ll be happy you set up those reoccurring “meetings” for self-care.

2. Store healthy snacks in your drawer

Whether you’re in the middle of a big project or you’re chained to your desk with a looming deadline, there are days when lunch hour gets missed. Stock up your drawer with healthy snacks that have a longer self-life. Dried apples, nuts, plain oatmeal packets, applesauce, and granola are great options to have on-hand to stay fueled and focused. By keeping healthy options close by, you’ll be less likely to grab fast food or visit the vending machine.

3. Hydrate!

We all know drinking lots of H20 is good for the body and mind, but it is so easy to forget! To make sure you stay hydrated, first look up how much water you should be drinking a day based on your height and weight. Second, set a task on your calendar at the end of your workday that has you check with yourself if you met your daily ozs. Try this for a month and once it becomes habit, you probably won’t need that water reminder!

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