The importance of nutrition and hydration in the workplace and uni

We got the idea from Creative impact co who suggests eating three meals a day and breakfast. They say that so many of us eat on the run rather than taking the time to eat your food.

What does your day look like?

For many people they get up around 6:30am and then they start work at 8am-8:30am. For some of the lucky ones they start a bit later. Most people are too rushed to get a sit down breakfast going. A sit down breakfast is a great idea as it relaxes you and gets your system off to a good start.

And then they have lunch at 12:30pm-1pmish. And then at 3pmish they would snack on whatever. Most people don’t get home until late and then they’ll just want takeaway.

Why does it matter

What you eat affects your mood and performance in uni and work! Good food equals good mood. If you eat lots of fruits, nuts and vegetables you’ll be fuller for longer and then you won’t reach for the cookie jar at 3pm.

If you eat good food you’ll concentrate much better in work and at school. Eat a nourishing lunch full of protein, fats and carbs and then you will feel full.

Good nutrition matters as there will be lesser sick days and more productivity. You can cope with stress much better and sleep much better.

SO what could a better day for you look like?

Everyone is different. But I would have breakfast in the morning which contains a glass of milk and maybe chia seeds.

For lunch I’d have something vegetarian and for dinner my meals vary as I don’t plan ahead. I just use whatever is in the fridge. My flatmates cook for me sometimes.

For snacks I enjoy my protein shakes and fruit and various other things.

Hydration

Hydration is key and we should have a 1L-2L water bottle at our desk or in our bag. Instead of your afternoon coffee why not do a herbal tea instead as that hydrates and relaxes you. In the morning at breakfast time, why not start off with a green tea and drink one liter of that as it hydrates you.

Do whatever works for you!

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