Are you struggling to make it through the work day without wanting to lay down and take a nap? You’re not alone. According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), 48 percent of United States (U.S.) workers feel mentally and physically exhausted by the end of the work day. If this sounds familiar, read on to learn how to boost energy levels naturally throughout the day.
Work fatigue is real
We know it’s true, because we’ve all experienced it. Still, feeling unfocused and motivated isn’t good for us—or our careers. Poor diet, lack of exercise, dehydration and too little sleep can all contribute to low energy and reduced performance at work. So, what can we do to boost energy levels and increase productivity when we’re feeling low? You may want to take a look at your daily habits, beginning with your diet.
Eat well to boost energy and performance at work
Employees who eat healthy throughout the day are 25% more likely to have higher job performance. For a full-time employee, this can mean eating several snacks and meals at work each day. Since food has a direct impact on cognitive performance, making healthful food choices during the workday can make a positive difference in employee wellness, satisfaction and productivity.
So ditch the junk food in favor of healthier vending machine snacks at work. Pack snacks or check out the convenient options in your workplace Healthy YOU Vending machine. And don’t forget these simple tips for using food to increase energy levels at work, at home or on the go
- Don’t skip meals
- Drink plenty of water
- Include fruits and veggies each day
- Eat healthy snacks throughout the day
- Avoid sugary drinks
- Skip the junk food
Walk it off
Sitting at a desk all day can make us feel sleepy. There are a couple of reasons for this. One, thinking makes us tired! If your desk job involves lots of problem solving, that can be contributing to your mental fatigue. Physically, we are simply meant to be moving around more than we do at a desk job, so it’s a good idea to get moving at work whenever you can. Take a walk, skip the elevator for the stairs, ride your bike to work—just find ways to move and boost your energy levels.
Get healthy vending at work
Don’t have a Healthy YOU Vending machine at work? Contact us to have a machine placed at no cost to your company—and no extra work on your part. Once your healthy vending machine is placed, your local owner-operator continues handle everything, ensuring that the vending machine is always stocked with healthier snacks, drinks and meals to keep employees satisfied and productive.