Every year on April 7, World Health Day, developed by the World Health Organisation (WHO), is celebrated. While it only marks one day on the calendar, it's philosophy should be considered every day of the year.
Planning an office breakfast, lunch or meeting? You may think you have few choices that both fit your budget and are healthy. Your regular go-to's may be pizza and doughnuts, which are cheap and easy. They are also some of the worst things you can feed your staff. These high sugar carbs lead to glucose crashes that may make people fill weak and irritable, which is not the outcome you want for your staff.
Healthy employees are happier and more productive. It only makes sense that if they feel good, they will be more engaged and thus deliver better work. As a company that cares about employee health, you know that participation in a wellness plan is a key to success.
We love to snack here at SnackWize. So much so that we built an entire business around it.
It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it. And that includes the really difficult job of sourcing and taste-testing some great new products to launch this December. We scoured the globe to find the healthiest, most delicious snacks around. Say goodbye to the 3pm slump/bloat/hanger. You’re welcome.
Expect to find some of the following goodies in your subscription box this month…
More and more it feels like exercise is as complicated as rocket science. There are so many classes and protein bars and new styles of activewear. But living well and staying healthy is as simple as two words: bodyweight training.
So, are you looking for a way to gain in strength, boost cardio fitness and burn fat? Let us introduce you to all the reasons why you’ll love bodyweight training.
There’s so much advice out there about how to be more productive at work. But our mental health is just as important as how many meetings we can squeeze into one day, or how quickly we can file that report.
So instead of focusing on getting more done, why not put a bit of focus into ways to be happy at work. After all, there is a whole lot of research to suggest that a happy employee is a productive employee.
Here are 10 ways to be happier at the office – from things you can do today to things you should implement within the month.
Of course, we’re not talking about the salted peanuts you have with your beer. We’re talking about raw nuts like hazelnuts, macadamias, Brazil nuts, pistachios, pecans, cashews, almonds and walnuts. All have been proven to provide significant benefits to your health.
The silly season is full of opportunities to catch up with friends, family and yourself. But it’s also tricky to cope with all the overindulgence, late nights and morning-after blues.
That doesn’t mean you have to lock yourself away until mid-January. It just means a little preparation is in order to keep your good habits in place. Here are our top five tips for staying healthy during the silly season.
Hopefully it goes without saying that cigarettes and sun damage make you older (well done for diligently quitting and putting on sunscreen!). And in order to preserve your youth, you might be hitting the gym, eating lots of salmon and taking your vitamins.
But if you’re trying to slow down the clock, don’t overlook these daily habits that might be sabotaging your efforts.
Good break rooms are an overlooked feature in an office environment.
Maybe it’s the fear that employees will spend too much time in there, or that it’s wasted space in a limited floor plan. But the break room is where effective teams re-charge throughout the day. It’s the hub of everything that keeps your team motivated – water, coffee and snacks!
Creating a great break room for your employees is one way you can empower their healthy decisions throughout the day as well as encourage a collaborative, fun work environment. One extra tip: assign someone to make sure the break room is always in great condition, whether it’s a rotating roster or a specific staff member.
Here are four easy tips to implement some healthy living while travelling for work – none of which will inconvenience you or break your per diem. It’s all about maintaining some consistency and planning just enough ahead.
‘Stress’ and ‘work’ shouldn’t go hand in hand. Sure, sometimes there’s time pressure or financial restraints, but the workplace should not be stressful for your team all the time.
Of course, we hear time and time again that there’s a point where stress is detrimental to one’s health – hence the rise of meditation apps! Long hours and intense demands are the main culprits of a stressful working environment, although difficult co-workers/bosses and poor working conditions can also be factors.
If you’ve noticed a change in the ‘feel’ of your office, consider these warnings signs...
We all have habits we’re a bit ashamed of – that fifth cup of coffee every day or never being able to keep our desk tidy. Most of these habits are harmless (although five cups of coffee every day might not be!), while some are really very harmful to your health and mental wellbeing.
Here are five habits you should break to increase your quality of life...
Instead of walking to the vending machine – or reaching for the office donuts – when the 3pm slump strikes, be prepared with this round-up of delicious, healthy snacks from around the web. Featuring high-protein, fibre-packed bliss balls and trail mixes, these recipes will keep you going all the way to dinner – and feel like a treat when you want one most!
There’s no shortage of research to suggest that our working lives take a toll on our health. Not only are we sitting for longer periods than ever before, but we’re working long hours that make active lifestyles even harder – all in drying, air-conditioned comfort!
But living well at work is still achievable. With some small, simply changes, you can emphasise how important health (both physical and mental) is to your company. It’s about a encouraging the right culture (such as not eating lunch at your desk) and enforcing this message with healthy benefits. Your team will thank you for it!
If you experience anxiety on a regular basis, you are not alone – in Australia, one in five people experience symptoms of a mental disorder. There’s no need to just ‘deal’ with it; your doctor can help if your nervousness starts controlling your life. But in the meantime, here are some small ways you can reduce feelings of stress and anxiety naturally, and reclaim your day..
We get it – life is go, go, go. How can you possibly eat well and look after yourself when you don’t even have time to call your mum back? Well, it’s all about thinking ahead and staying prepared – and holding yourself to those commitments. Here are some easy ways you can stay healthy on the go. Your productivity and waistline will thank you.
It doesn’t matter how much you love your job, the workplace is the number one source of stress for most of us.
Deadlines, commuting, miscommunication, lunch thieves, personality clashes, power struggles, workload, pay… there are so many things that can niggle our nerves and grind our gears, even the coolest of cucumbers sometimes reach their breaking point.
If you find yourself becoming a bit of a stress-head, here are three easy things you can start doing to restore some calm in your days.
Sometimes the hardest part is getting started. It’s a well-worn cliché, but it’s true – especially so when you’re looking at getting back into exercise after being out of the game for a while. Every day is the choice to start again (okay, we promise that’s the last cliché). If you’re ready to get back into the swing of things, start exercising again by following these simple tips.
Protein has to be the most misunderstood of macronutrients. But first: what the heck even is a macronutrient?
Let’s break it down: macronutrients (macro meaning big and nutrient meaning, well, nutrient) provide your body with energy and need to be consumed in relatively large quantities. The main macros are fat, carbohydrate and, of course, protein!
Protein is powerful stuff and it’s no coincidence so many of our healthy snacks are protein packed.
Meetings are an essential part of business, both in terms of keeping the lines of communication open and creating a forum for new ideas and feedback. Still, there’s a good chance your catch-ups could be more efficient and effective.
Check out these five tricks to saving time and making your meeting minutes count...