If you’re one of the 35 million Americans who sit at a desk all day, it’s time to change up your habits and get you moving. Eating well can be a major struggle especially if you’re surrounded by donuts and food trucks.
1. Get Moving — Lunch time? Break time? Go take a walk around the block or building instead of sitting in the break room. Don’t you get enough of that office anyway? Being exposed to natural sunlight for just 15 minutes a day can decrease your risk of depression and increase immunity.
2. Pack Lunch — If you don’t bring your own food already, it’s time you start. Oh and I don’t want to hear the excuse that you don’t have time. Here’s an idea: Prepare a batch of quinoa Sunday for the rest of the week. You can add in beans, a lean protein, or make a salad out of the quinoa for each day of the week. It’s easy, filling and nutritious.
3. Get Everyone Involved — Staying healthy on your own can be difficult, especially in an office full of coffee-driven cookie-eating coworkers. Convince everyone to get involved. Clear the fridge out, buy a juicer, and get started.