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Alli Walsh, Social Media Strategist
Doesn’t it seem like, despite our best efforts at home, the office environment puts us face-to-face with endless opportunities to consume junk food—and it’s just a matter of time before we give in? It’s OK to have a treat every now and then…as long as we’re minding our health most of the time, right?
By now, we all know the connection between a poor diet and cardiovascular health: it puts people at a higher risk for heart diease.1 But it’s hard to resist temptation, especially when we might be tired or stressed and we see our coworkers indulging. So we indulge, too, most of the time.
Don’t give up hope for a junk food-free workday. You can maintain a healthy lifestyle outside—and inside—the office. Following the heart healthy eating guidelines set forth by the American Heart Association is easy with a little planning, whether you’re brown-bagging it or buying your lunch at the nearest deli.
Here are some tips for making healthy choices at the office:
Explore Eat Smart Tips & Hacks from the American Heart Association and try out the recipes in Sweeten Up Your Valentine’s Day with Heart-Healthy Desserts.
A 2010 study showed that improving the types of foods and beverages served and sold in the workplace positively affected employees’ eating behaviors and resulted in net weight loss.2 But that doesn’t mean your employer is offering fresh produce and other healthy snacks in the break room, let alone a formal healthy eating program.
Why not talk to your health-minded coworkers and bring some heart-healthy ideas to human resources? Aside from leading by example, it’s possible you can help cultivate change in your office. You can offer to bring fresh fruit into those breakfast meetings and birthday parties or order a tray of salad to accompany the pizza luncheons. Who knows? Maybe the vending machines will get stocked with healthier options, too.
Inspired? Stay tuned for more ideas about staying heart-healthy as we tackle workplace stress management and physical activity. In the meantime…good luck eating your way to wellness!
1 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
4 American Heart Association: Healthy Workplace Food and Beverage Toolkit.
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Combined Insurance Company of America (Chicago, IL Illinois) is a leading provider of individual supplemental accident, disability, health, and life insurance products and a Chubb company. With a tradition of nearly 100 years of success, we have an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau and are one of Ward’s Top 50® Performing Life-Health Insurance Companies. Combined Insurance is also the number one Military Friendly® Employer in the over $1B revenue category for 2019 by VIQTORY. This is the company’s eighth consecutive year on the top 10 list and fifth consecutive year in the top 5—Combined Insurance was previously named the number one Military Friendly® Employer in the nation for 2015 and 2016. In New York, products are underwritten by Combined Life Insurance Company of New York (Latham, NY).
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