How Hiring A Dietician At Work Improves Employee Performance
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While most companies do not focus on employee wellness the way they should, there is growing awareness that if employees are taken care of and special attention is paid to their food they will be more productive & have higher energy levels within the workspace
We all lead hectic lives, managing home and work, at times leaving us with little time for our self. While many people carry their lunch to the office, there are those who choose to skip carrying a home-cooked meal and instead grab whatever they find at work or what they can order in. Sometimes, when you are in the middle of a busy day you forget to eat and by the time you realise that you are starved there’s little time to focus on getting goodness into your system; instead, you gorge on the first thing you find available. This leads to the eventual downfall of your health as irregular eating habits coupled with poor nutrition make for an unhappy health story.
While most companies do not focus on employee wellness the way they should, there is growing awareness that if employees are taken care of and special attention is paid to their food they will be more productive and have higher energy levels within the workspace. Bringing a dietician into work is a part of the process of ensuring that employees are in touch with their health needs and eat a well-balanced diet that is in sync with their lifestyle and work style more than anything else.
The benefits of a dietician at the workplace are many. For one, a dietician can help employees make the right food choices in the short and long run and help them use tracking tools and apps that will help monitor what they eat and tell them when they are straying from the good food path.
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Getting into the rhythm of logging what you eat in a food journal is another good habit that a dietician can introduce as it is important to understand what and when you are eating, assessing the record over a period of time. It is only when you go through a food journal that you actually understand all the empty calories and junk being consumed in the name of food. Also, when you know that you need to write down what you just ate, you will be doubly careful about eating junk. Hence, a dietician helps employees make informed choices that work for them in the long run.
Eating healthy is directly related to how we feel at work and you will find yourself feeling sluggish and lethargic on days when you consume fried, heavy food, and hyper and brittle on days when you consume too many sugary drinks and the like. A dietician at the workplace also ensures a degree of accountability as you know there is someone within the formal confines of a work environment who is questioning the food choices you are making. If people eat healthy, they are less likely to fall sick and their performance at work will not be hampered as a result.
Lifestyle diseases such as obesity, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease can all be managed effectively if one eats the right kind of food with a focus on portion control as well. Sometimes, just having someone guide you (a nutritionist in this case) helps you streamline your eating habits and forces you to make changes which will impact your overall efficiency in office and also urge you to take your health in your hands.
Progressive organisations have already understood that employee health and welfare is of paramount importance if they want people working for them to be super productive. Getting a nutritionist on board is the next step that ensures this can be done.