How eating well can increase productivity
When we think of the benefits of eating healthily, most of us tend to think of the long-term advantages. And this is with good reason, because avoiding diseases and increasing our longevity is one of the best investments we can make in our future.
But as well as reducing our risk of long-term illnesses like heart disease, cancers, type 2 diabetes and osteoporosis, eating well can have a profound effect on our productivity in the workplace. How?
Eating well increases energy and alertness
Eating well ensures a healthy immune system, which will reduce absenteeism
Eating well improves sleep, leading to greater concentration
Eating well can help to improve mental health
And of course, a healthy, balanced diet can help maintain a healthy weight, which gives us an improved ability to take part in physical activity
With so many benefits to healthy eating, both long and short-term, how can we specifically improve our nutrition?
One of the ways is at plenty of fruit and vegetables – at least five portions per day
It has been shown that the more portions of fruit and vegetables eaten per day, the happier, more engaged, and more creative people will be at work. In a study by the British Journal of Heath Psychology, adults who ate more healthily over a 13-day period had greater wellbeing and also demonstrated more feelings of meaning and purpose at work.
In addition, those employees who eat five portions of fruit and vegetables on at least four days per week show 25% higher job performance than those who do not.
How Managers Can Help Their Team to Eat Well?
Build awareness of healthy foods and sport
Improve access to healthy food such as fresh fruits and veggies delivered to the office.
Provide encouragement by giving staff opportunities to take part in healthy eating campaigns and supporting staff who wish to eat more healthily.
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