Promoting Health and Wellness in the Workplace

by: Dan Karrels, Personal Trainer & Certified Athletic Trainer Tips for an Improved Diet with a Busy Schedule Today’s society never fails to keep us on the go. So, it shouldn’t be surprising that the majority of people in the US eat out at least 3 to 4 times a week. Aside from the dent that this puts in our wallets, many people fail to recognize the detrimental affects this can have on their nutrition and overall health. Whether it’s eating out too much, or not realizing you haven’t eaten all day, our health takes a major hit when our nutrition consistently stumbles. We all know this, but unfortunately for many people it takes a good wake up call (or three) to really start making the necessary changes.  Many companies provide, or have the ability to provide convenient options for meals for their employees. Unfortunately, a good portion of the meals provided are not considered healthy, but it’s convenient and is seen as a “benefit” to employees. Whether it’s the company providing this, or you’re spending your own money on this, it’s time we all make a change. Don’t just say you are going to change or eat healthier; you must have a plan, and this time no excuses. Use some of these pointers to help keep you on a healthier eating schedule during your busy week. Breakfast Forget the daily doughnut party at work, I know, I’m sorry. Skip your morning Starbucks, Kwik Trip, or McDonalds stop. Find healthier options that can be prepared the night before or quickly in the morning. Maybe see if your company can...