3 Health Strategies to Improve your Work Productivity

3 Health Strategies to Improve your Work Productivity

It is not about working harder... it is about working smarter. I do not love the emphasis around working 10-16 hour days 5-7 days a week. It affects all areas of health as the weeks turn into months turn into years. As a busy professional you want to be as productive yourself as well as your employees. 

Here are a few statistics from an article by Aleksandar Dimovski(1) :

  • The average employee is only productive for 2 hours and 53 minutes per day.
  • Engaged employees are more productive, resulting in a 21% increase in profits.
  • 41% of stressed employees state that stress negatively affects productivity.

The numbers are staggering ... no wonder some employers push their employees to work longer days .. they may get a full 4 hours out of them! 

 

There are many reasons why a working professional would not work to their full potential :

  • Too tired (not enough restful sleep)
  • Too high stress that is not...
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Easy Snacks for the Busy Professional

Here's the thing: 

Snacks can make or break your day. They have the ability from preventing or cause sugar or energy crashes throughout the day, support productivity or prolong a days work. So I am introducing: Easy Snacks for the Busy Professional

Did you know that the top 3 snacks at the busy professional's office are 

1. Chips

2. Chocolate 

3. Cheese (and not the great kinds)

Snacks that are calorie dense, high sugars or high carbs - all foods that will give you a BURST of energy then a crash shortly after. Most of the time we are looking for the same type of snack an hour later and the cycle continues. 

As a busy professional, you want to be productive at work. You want to have enough energy to go in and out of meetings, to be present when talking to colleagues and to have the confidence that each day you are giving your best. 

These easy to execute snacks will support your body's energy so that you will obtain that productivity and confidence...

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How to. Make Healthy Hot Cocoa

There is nothing better than a warm cup of hot cocoa on a winter day – especially leading up to the holidays! While this beverage can be enjoyed while gift shopping, on long wintery walks or just sitting by the fire it also packs a serious calorie and sugar punch. The following are some of the most popular hot chocolate beverages that are consumed this time of year:

 

Tim Horton’s Medium Hot Chocolate: 300 calories with 49 grams sugar (that’s over 12 teaspoons!)

 

Starbucks Grande Peppermint Hot Chocolate: 420 calories with 61 grams sugar (that’s over 15 teaspoons!)

 

McDonalds Deluxe Medium Hot Chocolate: 400 calories with 55 grams sugar (that’s over 13 teaspoons!)

 

Nestle Hot Chocolate Mix with Milk: 325 calories with 21 grams sugar (that’s over 5 teaspoons!)

 

Too much sugar consumption ultimately means too much energy for your body to handle. The excess, unused energy will be stored as fat for “later”....

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