Does the phrase “burning the candle at both ends” ring true for you?
If looming deadlines, office politics, the constant stress of technology, and lack of free time have got you practically living at the office, your physical and mental stress may be begging for balance.
The good news is that you can create a healthier and more relaxed work environment to help you feel better, look better, eat healthier, get more physical activity, and reduce stress with these ten simple changes…
1. Start the Workday With a Healthy Breakfast
The number one reason why your candle burns out before noon, not to mention the prime reason for that daily 3pm snack attack, is that you don’t eat a nutritious breakfast, or gasp, you don’t eat breakfast at all! Focus on morning meals that are high in complex carbohydrates (like oats), low fat proteins (like Greek yogurt or low almond milk), healthy fats (like nuts and eggs), and fresh fruits and veggies. If you don’t eat breakfast, start with a light bowl of yogurt and fruit, and be sure to steer clear of white starches (i.e., white bread and bagels) and sugar-filled pastries.