Healthy Habits for the Workplace

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Healthy Habits for the Workplace

Many of us chose to create healthy habits for the new year, whether it is to be more mindful, eating a healthy diet, and/or being more physically active. However, it can be hard to keep a regular schedule or maintain healthy habits during the work week. Here are some tips on eating smarter, moving more, and being mindful that you can practice at work!

Eat Smarter:

Meal planning and packing your lunch are great ways to be in control of what you are eating. It is okay to eat out occasionally, we just need to be mindful of what we order and the portion size. Here are some resources for recipes.

Move More:

  • Park at the back of the parking lot.
  • Take the stairs instead of the elevator.
  • Walk on your breaks or at lunch. Even better bring a co-worker!
  • Stand up and move more at your desk/chair. Try Deskercize!
  • Plan your schedule to workout right before or after work.
  • Check with your Human Resources Department to see if there are any incentives, allotted work out times, or discounts around exercise.


  • Destress Monday – Weekly practices in breathing, mindfulness and positivity to refresh your mind on Monday will help you manage stress all week.
  • Really use your break! Meaning to put work away for your break time and relax.
  • Listen to your favorite music or motivational podcast.
  • Journal or self-reflect.
  • Try something new! Go for a walk, sign-up for beginners yoga, meditate!
  • Check Human Resources for mental health support and service.

The N.C. Cooperative Extension has several resources that can help you with this goal. Locally, here in Carteret and Craven County, our Family and Consumer Sciences Agent, Stephanie Stevenson is happy to offer nutritional programs! Contact Stephanie for any interest in these programs.