AHS Weekly Wellness: Healthier Eating Habits at Work

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is having a year-long wellness campaign called What’s your balance? Since many waking hours are spent at work- what you eat at work can have a big impact on your health and energy levels. If you are looking for ways to get more balance in your eating habits, try one or more of these small changes.

Boost your Breakfast with Fibre and Protein.

A nutrient-packed breakfast will help you get through the morning. How can you boost the fibre and protein in your breakfast?

  • Choose whole grain cereals, breads and tortillas.
  • Look for cereals and breads that have two grams or more of fibre per serving.
  • Try items such as yogurt, cheese, meat, eggs, peanut butter, nuts, seeds, or cooked beans or lentils.
  • On a break, go for a brisk 10 minute walk.
  • Aim to get enough sleep, most adults need 7–9 hours.
  • Choose water to drink
  • Connect with others. Chat with a co-worker who is also on break.

By taking some small steps, you can  improve the balance in your eating to create healthy habits for a lifetime. Spread the word and challenge your friends! Post a video or photo of how you maintain balance! Share through social media #AHSwhatsyourbalance

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