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Healthy New Year's Resolutions: 5 Office Solutions

If you work full time, you spend 25% of your week in the office. That’s not including any commute time. Once you factor in the time we spend grooming, eating and sleeping (sometimes), there’s really not a lot of time left to achieve your new year's resolutions. It can be a little discouraging and you end up just giving up on the whole thing in the first place. It’s time to start incorporating health changes in the workplace that encourage overall lifestyle changes. No more "New Year, New Me".

Negative health resolutions, like planned food restrictions, are really hard to stick to. Instead of thinking about all the healthy food you can eat, you’re just going to think about the giant slice of cake in the kitchen that you’re not supposed to eat. And then you’ll probably go eat it and something else too. Food restrictions, and negative health resolutions, lead to bingeing.

Instead, make positive resolutions. Instead of forbidding yourself from eating pasta, cook your lunch with veggie noodles. Instead of cutting out all sugar, bring your favorite fruit to the office. If that’s too messy and difficult for you (I’m looking at you standing room only Red Line trains), eat the fruit in a condensed, ready-to-eat form. Journey Bites are plant-derived micro-foods that are 100% fruit and functional ingredients, easy to store and bring in your work bag and fill that sugar craving we all get sometimes.

Getting healthier isn’t about sacrifice, it’s making small adjustments that won’t make you feel irritated and deprived.

Click to read about how to best approach - and achieve - your health-related new years resolutions all from the workplace.