Join CPR LLC every Wellness Wednesday as we promote and encourage a work culture of Healthy=Wealthy. CPR will offer leaders tips to ensure you cultivate a healthy work environment. CPR's HEALTHY=WEALTHY Wellness Wednesday TIP for today:
A practical method to encourage teamwork includes eating together. As a leader, you may want an informal meet and greet or catch-up by breakfast or lunch. If you decide to purchase the meal for your staff, be sure to cater healthy portions of vegetables, and protein with healthy carbohydrates. This signifies being mindful of the white flour, rice, sugar, potatoes, bread, fried foods, and carbonated drinks. In corporate, one can save by the many free meals but are the meals healthy for you? Meals such as Chinese food, pizza, white pasta, sushi, donuts, bagels, butter, etc., contribute to many of our illnesses. Did you know the white substance more easily converts to sugar or glucose, which causes sugar spikes? So, as a leader, be mindful. While it might be cheaper to purchase white foods and carbonated drinks, it comes at a cost for your organization in the long term. CPR recommends a meal that includes greens (not just lettuce) but kale or spinach salad, a portion of protein, and healthy carbohydrates like quinoa, red skin potatoes, or sweet potato. Why is this important to you as a leader? If your employee's sugar spikes, the employee will call out. This means a less productive day for a small business that can quickly turn into weeks.
Another tip you may wish to share do not to drink a cold beverage with or after a meal. The cold beverage will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion, react with the acid, break down and absorb by the intestine faster, line the intestine, and turn into fat that leads to cancer. So, when ordering, catering hot water, or using your office Keurig to consume herb tea with your meal is a better option. Another option is to maintain fruits and remove candy from your conference area if you work out of a brick-and-mortar. As a leader, empower your team to make healthier decisions.