Unhealthy eating at the workplace – an underappreciated problem

More and more people are complaining of stress and time pressure at work, which encourages unhealthy eating. When time is short, we’re more likely to grab unhealthy snacks than fresh, nutritious meals. Coupled with not enough exercise, this has an impact on our health, as numerous studies have proved over the past few years.
Why is a healthy diet so important? Because our body and our brain can only work productively if we eat healthy. A bad diet and eating at irregular times of the day have a lot of negative effects, such as difficulty concentrating, a drop in performance, fatigue and potential weight problems. In the long run, this can cause health issues, resulting in absenteeism and extra costs. However, eating healthy isn’t always as easy as it sounds. Different jobs but also different company locations pose different challenges to people’s daily diet – challenges that they often can’t overcome on their own.

How can I encourage nutritional awareness?

  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Health problems
  • Drop in performance
  • Weight gain
  • Eating at one’s desk
  • Cravings for sweet things
  • Drinking too much coffee

How can I support my employees?

The good thing is that even baby steps will lead to success. Armed with the right knowledge and tips and tricks for making little changes, we can help your employees choose what to eat and drink every day, because healthy meals can be prepared without a lot of effort, breaks can be planned better and a healthy lifestyle can become a firm fixture of the workplace. We can show them a few ways to improve their eating habits and help them on their journey to a healthier lifestyle.
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