2 February 2023
Nourishing the workplace
Recently we had the amazing nutritionist Kristina from Tiny Fish come into BWP and run a workshop educating us on key things we can do to incorporate healthy habits into our working week. She shared practical tips and small steps we can take to help us lead a healthier life, not only to improve our physical health, but also to keep us focused and firing on all cylinders.
Our 5 key takeaways are:
We probably don’t drink enough of it. Little and often is the key – don’t play catch up and down 3 pints of the good stuff in the afternoon. Throughout the day water increases energy, relieves tiredness, enables you to focus, concentrate and be more alert.
2. START YOUR DAY WISELY
Start your day with a glass of water rather than that cuddle in a cup – your early morning tea or coffee. Caffeine first thing is a shock to the system after fasting during the night. Try hold off until three to four hours after waking up when there’s less cortisol in your body to enjoy that first cup.
This is when things can start to go wrong for a lot of us and those pesky sugar cravings start to kick in. For lunch, head for the veggies, protein, beans and grainy bread. They’ll keep you full for longer and keep you away from eating all the biscuits.
4. SWEET POTATOES ARE YOUR FRIEND
Get them in your diet, snack on them, have them for breakfast, cook them in bulk on a Sunday and keep yourself full on these beauties. They will keep you feeling full between meals and help stabilise your blood sugar levels.
5. DINNER TIME
Eat it no later than 8! When sleeping, our metabolism slows down so it’s harder to digest your food. Bonus points if you can enjoy your dinner away from any screens, and savour every bite.
So that’s it, time to ditch the lunchtime pot noodles folks!
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