5/29/2019 1 Comment
May 29th, 2019
Is work making YOU fat?
Do you eat snacks at work? Are there cupcakes, soft drinks, candy, sandwiches, pastries, chips and donuts available nearly very day? Cake for birthdays? Do you eat from vending machines at work? This is all too common and unfortunately we don't even think of the consequences of our actions.
These foods named are high in calories, processed grains, and lots of added sugar and salt. We don't realize these bad choices add up as health concerns long term. They also add an average of 1300 calories per week. THIS IS NEARLY ONE EXTRA POUND OF CALORIES PER WEEK!
The added sugar, fat and salt predisposes you to gaining weight, high blood pressure, diabetes risk, and more health consequences than I can list here.
Offices/workplaces may consider supplying healthy snacks, healthy salad bars and swapping vending machine choices. Work lunches can include better-for-you wraps and flavored waters (replacing sodas). Wellness in the area of food, reduces workplace health costs and absenteeism. It's just so hard for all of us to avoid the tempting foods every day, the candy dishes . If these aren't available however, it is healthier for everyone. Mindlessly we grab what is there, adding calories and health risks on a daily basis. We can all make a shift. We can request it at our offices. We can begin the movement, the shift.
START TODAY....you do you!