Being aware of your physical and emotional health is very important. While ignoring these two factors can have the opposite effect. In fact, being unaware of your physical and mental needs can lead to long term health risks.
One huge example of this is exessive casual eating at work. I find many people tend to consistently eat unconsciously at the work office, home or at restaurants without being fully aware of the short or long term outcome. Being conscious of your daily nutrition habits are vital to long term overall health.
Here`s a practical situation you may encounter:
It’s someone’s birthday at the office again, and management has ordered a cake. You unconsciously grab a big slice of cake and another for your mid afternoon snack.
Sound familiar? This common habit plague millions of people around the world who are trying to lose weight.
There are a few steps that you can take to make sure that you don’t mentally ‘fall asleep’ and unwittingly consume something with a huge number of calories. As an online fitness coach I’ve normally suggest these tips with my clients.
- Avoid Multitasking: One of the biggest challenges at work is being to busy or becoming easily distracted. Being overwhelmed at work can lead to making choices you`ll regret later. You can’t control the external environment but you can control your inner environment.
- Think: After the thought of consuming a slice of cake enters your mind. Think about your current goals. Not everyone at the office has a goal their working towards. You don’t have to follow what everyone else is doing. Remember that you`ve already packed healthy snacks for the day.
- Plan: Preparing healthy snacks can help you help you resist temptations. Having frequent small meals or snacks combined with protein can drastically minimize your desire to consume treats at the office.
Being aware, taking time to think and planning can help improve your work environment. Be a healthy trend setter at work. Don’t let the trend at work set you.