Promoting Healthy Eating When Working From Home on World Health Day 2020
World Health Day is celebrated on 7th April each year. Since its observance started, on this day, every year, the world focuses on specific health themes that are of priority to the World Health Organization. In 2020, owing to the worldwide spread of Coronavirus, the subject of this occasion was “health care access to all.”
This year almost everyone is working from home. The work schedules of all individuals have altered to a great extent. Similarly, people’s eating schedules have also changed drastically. While that could be considered harmful for health, people’s health across the world is doing great, thanks to all the home-cooked food they’re having. Plus, everyone has plenty of time to get into the habit of shaping up.
Additionally, experts suggest that the following tips can further help to enhance health while working from home:
Position your desk appropriately
Make sure that your workstation’s setup is away from the kitchen; otherwise, you may get tempted to check what’s cooking multiple times a day.
Focus on real nutrition
Although home-cooked food is adequate for most, it is vital to make sure that you have a balanced diet. Carbohydrates, proteins, vegetables, fruits, juices, and milk products should be consumed regularly.
Timings are vital
Fixing your meal timings is beneficial. Maintain gaps between meals as per a typical office day. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the accurate timing and snacks between the meals will keep your body regulated.
Portions to be monitored
If you aren’t much active physically, you have to keep a check on your meal portions. Extra food may make you put on weight. Ideally, it would be best if you had a balanced meal with small portions.
Have plenty of fluids
Keeping yourself hydrated is equally significant. Don’t forget to sip water at regular intervals. It is good to keep your water bottle at your workstation. Even juices and shakes can be helpful.
Avoid caffeine if you can
Too much caffeine intake is detrimental to health. Therefore, refrain from having more than 2 cups of tea or coffee a day. It’s essential to keep your body in a healthy state.
Practice meditation, yoga, or physical workouts
While working hours have stretched to a longer time, still, try to take out time to exercise and practice relaxation techniques. Being at home allows you to take care of yourself. Hence, indulge yourself in recreational activities too.
To sum up
Working from home has provided us with an excellent opportunity to focus on our well-being. Practicing healthy eating habits and exercise, recreational activities, and spending quality time with family are a few optimistic and worthwhile outcomes of the lockdown. So make the best use of it.
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