Workplace Health

Don't feel like a salad in the cold?

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Nov 28, 01:04 PM in and . No comments.

Over the last few weeks, the temperature has definitely dropped here! Last Saturday morning, I spent a cold half hour scraping ice from my car windows. Yes, winter is here.
A lot of my clients are finding the cold weather a bit challenging when it comes to sticking to lunchtime salads. It’s true that when it’s cold, sometimes a salad doesn’t quiet “cut it”. It’s important to keep eating those vegetables though! You could try soup, (which I have nearly every day for lunch in this weather),or go for a warm salad.
There are lots of really lovely warm salad recipes around. I think it’s much more fun to invent your own.

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Keep calm and drink tea?

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Jan 13, 11:22 AM in and . Comments [1].

In my office, as colleague has written “Keep calm and drink Tea” on our whiteboard in big red letters. Since being in the UK, I have discovered that it isn’t a myth; people here drink a lot of tea! In the workplace, there are frequent tea breaks but is the saying true? Does it help at work?

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Eating out? An unhealthy habit.

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Dec 1, 09:28 PM in and . No comments.

Eating out? Lunch on the run, bought at the work canteen or grabbed from the vending machine? How often do you eat “out of the home”?
In the last decade, we have been eating out of the home more and more. The traditional home cooked meal at the dining table is in danger of becoming a thing of the past. Eating “out of the home” is something that is on the rise in all ages groups with adolescents being the ones to do so the most.
Many factors have resulted in our eating out more often. These include increased choice and availability of food and food establishments, reduced cooking skills, altered working hours and practices as well as the increase in numbers of working mothers.
But is eating out of the home so bad? It’s nice to have the wonderful choice of foods available to us and especially nice to have the treat of eating out on occasion.
Unfortunately, for many people these days, it isn’t just on occasion.
And it can be a problem.

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Is working making you fat?

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Nov 4, 03:41 PM in and . Comments [2].

Eating at the computer

Have you noticed your weight creeping up since you started that new job? Do you have new responsibilities? Are you working overtime? Working could be contributing to your weight gain.

It’s not unheard of. A 2005 study of 9000 workers conducted in Helsinki demonstrated that 25 % of women and 19% of men gained weight over a single work year. Researchers found that weight gain was associated particularly with dissatisfaction with work/life balance, longer working hours and higher job demands, fatigue and levels of stress.

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Tips on how to eat well to boost energy and performance at work

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Sep 30, 10:31 PM in and . No comments.

Are you struggling to make it through your working day? Finding it difficult to find the energy to work or to “get about your day” doing your usual tasks and chores? Your first port of call is to examine your work load and stress levels and to make sure you are getting enough exercise and rest. Making sure you don’t have any underlying health problems that are contributing to fatigue at work is important too.
IF you think your diet may be to blame or are looking for ways to improve your diet to address your feelings of not being able to find the energy to work:
Here are my top tips on how to eat well to boost your energy and performance at work:

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