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As we already know, but not always apply, healthy eating helps protect our body and prevent diseases such as obesity, diabetes and even cancer.
On the other hand, behavior, mood and energy levels, also they vary depending on our diet, the feeling of heaviness or swelling, will make us put on us differently.
The rush that currently characterize our routine, greatly complicate the challenge of leading a healthier diet, leading to inadequate nutrition, using more unhealthy foods like fast food or ultraprocesados.
Among other important functions, proper diet supplies the body the necessary energy for the maintenance of its functions and activities. All this affects different areas of our lives, including labor.
Descubre como una alimentación saludable puede ayudar a tu rendimiento y estado de ánimo.
Feeding affects performance
A the same as in schools, workplaces are environments where people spend long periods of time, for years and on a daily basis. Food consumed and the environment in which they are consumed, It helps / as workers / as to render more.
A diet inadequate in an environment of pressure and stress, It affects productivity levels. Data published by the ILO (International Organization of Labor), They reveal that poor eating habits at work, pose a 20% productivity losses.
Spending this involves not only affects productivity. In his book "Food and work", Christopher Wanjek, let us data like this; "In developed countries, the obesity, vascular diseases, cancer and diabetes, are the result of diets based on junk food. "Only in America, the annual cost of obesity for companies amounts to 12.700 millions of dollars.
as we see, proper nutrition is the principle of productivity and job stability, far from being just an exclusive issue of corporate social responsibility, companies must approach it as a factor to increase performance and minimize absences.
As usual, la sociedad basa su alimentación en ingerir grandes cantidades de alimentos insanos y una cuantía mucho menor de aquellos beneficiosos para nuestro organismo.
according to McKinsey, global strategic consulting, the economic impact of obesity worldwide is valued near the 2,8% of the gross domestic product (Schedule) global.
Companies increasingly present should have more of these factors, as, plus all the economic costs that poor social power presents, This situation also affects the productivity of enterprises, assuming an annual loss 145.000 millones de euros en Europa.
How to promote healthy eating
Before this section focus on corporate health, let's take a step to the front and make a mention of health education at the social level. Well, despite mean a problem entails disadvantages both in health, and resources and expenditure, social ignorance regarding this matter is a fact.
Educating today's society, would greatly reduce the problems referring to food with which we meet today. Promote consumer awareness about a healthy diet, it's key.
Hay suficiente evidencia científica para prohibir ultraprocesados en colegios y hospitales, también su publicidad dirigida a niños y para que paguen el daño en salud pública con impuestos especiales. But, sobre todo, para que se les identifique con advertencias en sus envases.— Carlos Ríos (@nutri_rivers) September 17, 2019
The / entrepreneurs / as you can take part actively in this awareness in different ways:
- Developing policies and formation programs to learn the keys to maintaining a healthy diet.
- Imparting knowledge about nutrition and healthy eating practices.
- encouraging culinary skills Of the template.
- offering healthy food in the workplace.
On the other hand, health food / as workers / as, It is not only the responsibility of the company, the person himself must be aware the benefits that a healthy diet is for your routine and your life.
Provide nutritional and dietary advice, It may be the turning point for people to become aware and, personally, progresen hacia una vida más saludable.
Addingplus healthy company
Addingplus we want to act in contributing to the diet of our staff is as healthy as possible. For this reason, some time ago, we decided to start offering fruit in the office twice a week, so that the team could enjoy a rich and healthy snack throughout the day.
In view of the good acceptance that had this initiative, We decided to go for a healthy diet and today, our team members receive daily a healthy menu hand in the office of our catering.
Besides the comfort that implies, our team chooses daily the menu you want in the options raised and after the break, They return to their jobs With batteries charged!
Source: The Country and the book Food at work. (Christopher Wanjek).