Tips for healthy living
It’s no secret that being healthy has great benefits such as increasing your happiness and boosting your immune system, but it also has a direct impact on your work productivity.
In one study, it was found that healthy eating resulted in a 25% increase in job performance. They also found that those who exercise for at least 30 minutes, three times a week, are 15% more likely to have a higher job performance. It goes without saying that if you’re performing better, you’re probably more likely to progress your career faster.
Being healthy helps to increase your ability to concentrate, focus and make faster decisions. All things that can help make you the star employee you know you are!
We aren’t saying that you need to go out and change your life straight away – all great things take time. To help you out we asked a few of our facebook fans for their top tips for living healthier and we thought we’d share them with you!
Top tips for healthy living
1. Preparation is key
Prep healthy lunches when you’re making dinner the night before! It saves time in the morning, and means you have no excuse to go out and buy an unhealthy lunch if you don’t have time during the morning/day.
Submitted by Stephanie
2. Start small
Start with a little morning walk and some basic yoga in your living room. It’s less intimidating than starting at the gym and you can work yourself up to going to classes. Remember being healthy is a journey not a destination – focus on how far you’ve come, not how far you’ve got to go.
Submitted by Mere
3. Just keep
Listening to music via earphones is a great way to stay motivated while you’re running. Another great trick is to go running around an area of town you’ve never been before – that way your runs become a bit of an adventure!
Submitted by Shu
4. Healthy snacking
Here are some great healthy snacks to try next time your get that afternoon craving (plus, they’re easy ones to have handy in the office):
- Apples with Almond Butter
- Celery & Peanut Butter
- A small handful of nuts
- Dried apricots & a bit of cheese
- Popcorn with dark chocolate shavings
- Hummus with carrots, radishes and/or capsicum
- Hard boiled egg
Submitted by Courtney
5. Drink water
If you struggle to drink enough water try buying a drink bottle with a straw – it’s easy to mindlessly drink lots of water this way. Try it, we think you’ll be surprised by how easy it is!
Submitted by Haylee