Remember the last time the 2020 Advocate Capital Wellness Committee spoke to you, we provided you with some tidbits to stay healthy while working from home.
We thought we would take a deeper dive on two of our tidbits!
Schedule workouts – Anyone working out during meetings? Now that you have your travel time back, here are few suggestions.
Put a workout on your schedule.
A 30-minute brisk walk or jog will help with depression or anxiety, and your sleep!
Stock the kitchen and prep snacks
Keep the kitchen stocked with healthy snacks and meals – How many of you replaced junk food with fruits and vegetables?
Prep meals and snacks in advance. Good nutrition helps you to focus, stay energized and productive. Stock your refrigerator with good for you snacks and limit your sugary drinks and carbs like bread and baked goods.
Before or after work, prep some snacks or meals in advance like orange slices, small portions of nuts, plain yogurt with berries, and hard-boiled eggs.
And here are a few more snack ideas from Hannah Rex of Openfit:
Using a whole grain cracker, place sliced strawberries on top of cream cheese, or banana slices on top of peanut butter, cucumbers or blueberries on top of cream cheese.
Clean and slice celery sticks into 3-inch strips then stuff them with cream cheese with raisins on top, or stuff them with peanut butter with almonds, pistachios and sunflower seeds.
Hummus and veggies (carrots, cucumbers, celery, radishes, peppers) are a snacking staple.
For more tips on staying healthy while working from home, check out these articles from Natasha Wither for Entrepreneur, and Paige Smith and Hannah Rex of Openfit.
Mary K. Berst
Senior Vice President, Operations & Accounting
Advocate Capital 2020 Wellness Committee Member
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