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07 September 2011

Healthify Your Work Day

My dear friend Randi is gorgeous, funny, clever, creative, talented, and really smart to-boot. Constantly striving to discover her truest self, Randi writes the blog Home Harvests, has designed and harvested her own home edible garden, has cleansed and refreshed her diet, and each day hones in more and more on who she is, what she wants, what her body needs, and what she can do to live a fuller, healthier, happier life. Open to her own mistakes and missteps and stumbles, she is just an amazing model of a woman, and I'm proud to know her, to call her my friend, and to be able to learn from her.

And today I'm just so proud of her (more than usual) because she's published on!

Don't you want to healthy-up your work day? Here's a snippet from her piece, The Healthy Nine-to-Fiver (full article here; original post here):

"Sometimes the line between living to work and working to live can blur – we all have cable and cell phone bills to pay. But sacrificing health to get through the day should not be part of the job description. In fact, controlling our food and liquid intake during the work day is a win/win for you, coworkers, clients and even the boss.

"Sticking to well-rounded, nutrient rich fare throughout the day helps stabilize blood sugar, mood swings and tummy noises, and keeps you feeding your brain. Productivity, efficiency, happiness – sounds good!"

Highlights from her tips for a healthier work week routine:

"By controlling your lunches, you can ensure you are getting proper amounts of protein, fats, fiber and carbohydrates to power you through the rest of your day... [and] how is anyone supposed to make important decisions, sit through long meetings or close lucrative sales when they’re counting down to dinner? Skipping meals wreaks havoc on your metabolism, adds to your stress level, makes you cranky and can actually lead to weight gain... [and] Although they may be sugar free, [diet sodas are] often loaded with sodium and other chemicals. If you must have that afternoon Diet Coke, try drinking a giant glass of water first. After 10 minutes, if you still want the soda, then go for it – at least you’ve diluted its effects!... [and] If you start making healthy changes to your diet and eating for wellness, I promise that the energy you would normally get from caffeine just happens!"

See how great she is?! I highly encourage you to add her blog to your Reader or RSS feed. Her posts are thoughtful, purposeful, meaningful, and chock-full of really good information, ideas, and inspiration. Her voice is sincere and relatable - she's not forcing any mantra down your throat, but rather showing you how easy it is to incorporate tiny changes or additions with big impact into your life. And when she's not doing that, she's just sharing her world and heart, both of which are beyond lovely.


1 comment:

  1. I need all the help I can get with lunches for work. I so often have meetings or have children around and can't really sit down and eat something good and healthy. I am hoping to get better about it this year!! Thanks for the info.