Find time to be active during the work day.
Often, our work keeps us focused on one particular task for hours on end. While we feel like we are getting a lot accomplished at our desks, our bodies are not getting the activity they need. Take action to keep your body in motion throughout the day: Bypass the elevator for the stairs, go for walks on breaks or take a longer path to a meeting.
Be conscious of what and how much you’re eating.
We all know it’s important to be mindful of what we eat, but the quantity of food is an equally important factor. Portion control is a huge aspect in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, because too much of a good thing can turn bad.
In general, it’s a good idea to stay realistic when setting health goals. With another year on the horizon, focus on two or three healthier decisions you can incorporate into your daily routine, both in and out of the workplace.
Consult with your health care provider if you need guidance about healthy practices to help you meet your personal health goals. At UF Health, we have a team of specialists eager to answer your questions and determine the best healthy practices for you.
This information was provided by our bariatric medicine colleagues. Visit UFHealth.org/uf-health-bariatric-surgery-center/team for more information.