10/06/2010

Add Healthy to the Menu at Work

With many of their waking hours spent on the job, working men and women are
likely to eat at least one meal at work as well as snacks. Nutritious food
gives you more energy and can help you be more productive; however healthy
eating while on the job can be a challenge.

Eating a well-balanced diet and active living can help you maintain a healthy
weight and prevent chronic diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and
some forms of cancer. It can also help reduce stress and anxiety and keep you
energized throughout your busy day.

The workplace environment has a major impact on the health of its employees and
is the ideal place in which to promote healthy eating habits and active living.
A safe and clean eating area is a requirement under most occupational health
and safety laws, however going beyond that to provide healthy food choices at
meetings, in vending machines, and in the cafeteria can help employees make
wise food choices and influence their long-term health and wellness. Also,
having refrigerators and microwaves available enables employees to bring
healthy meals or snacks from home and store and prepare them properly.

Further Information


AplusA-online.de - Source: Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety