How Food Affects Productivity throughout Shared Workspaces – Officio
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Advice on food within a shared workspace.

Tips on eating healthy in the workplace.

Eating at work may seem like a small thing. But it can actually affect the daily running and efficiency levels of your shared workspace. Not only can it create an untidy workplace, your choice of food can also have a direct effect on how well you work throughout the day.

There are a few things that you can do to avoid choosing the wrong foods.

Firstly, stay away from heavy fast food such as burgers or pizzas. These will make you feel lethargic and really reduce your productivity levels. To improve your daily diet try a few of these tips:

Breakfast – Most Important Meal of the Day

Remember to eat breakfast. This will stop you from snacking too much before lunchtime. If you do still find yourself getting peckish before lunch, take some fruit with you to keep you going. Having fruit to hand will stop you heading for the unhealthy snacks in the shared workspace vending machine.

Bin the Leftovers

Another way that food affects a shared workspace is left-over waste. Empty packaging that clutters your desk can create distractions. A clean workspace is vital for getting work done efficiently.

Leftover food and packaging can also attract vermin and insects which, in an extreme case, could result in the workspace closing down. Not to mention the smell and sight of old food and packaging will surely distract co-workers in even the most focused shared workspace.

Cut the Caffeine

Lastly, try not to consume too many drinks that contain high levels of caffeine or sugar.

This could range from an energy drink to a simple cup of tea or coffee. These will make you feel energetic for a short amount of time but you will subsequently feel lethargic and tired within a few hours.

Drinking a good amount of water is a great alternative that will keep you alert throughout the day.