Do not let working from home interfere with a balanced diet. Find out how to keep up with your good nutritional habits.
Do not let skipping meals and rushing through lunch at your desk become a routine. The website Saludando, from the Universidad de Antioquia’s School of Medicine, offers some recommendations to promote healthy eating habits, even if you are spending more time at home.
- Set times for your meals and stick to them. Try to include a mid-morning snack and something in the afternoon.
- Prioritize fruits and vegetables, which are sources of vitamins and minerals. Eat fruits and their peel to take advantage of the fiber content. Be sure to wash them well!
- Identify whether you are eating because you are hungry or because you are anxious. If you are eating out of anxiety, try to distract yourself with a creative or relaxing activity. If this does not work, try drinking tea or eating some carrot or celery slices.
- Stay hydrated. Drinking between 6 and 8 glasses of water per day is recommended. One way to do this is to keep a thermos of water on hand while working.
- In the evening, try to keep your dinner light, and eat at least 2 hours before bedtime.
Boost your immune system
Reduce your consumption of fat, salt, sugar, and, in general, ultra-processed foods. Eat legumes, vegetables, fruit, seeds, dairy products, and meat. Look for sources of selenium, calcium, iron, zinc, and vitamins A, B12, B6, C, D, and E.
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