August Newsletter

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August Newsletter

Eat healthier to work smarter

“You are what you eat” – but what does this really mean? And does it extend to your mind? In fact, a healthy diet will not only help you control your weight and lower your cholesterol, it can also improve your concentration, alertness, problem-solving skills and productivity.

Everything you eat affects the way your body functions and how it performs. When you eat healthily, your body processes the nutrients from food and maximises them for optimal energy. Poor nutrition, on the other hand, leads to a lack of energy with an impact on overall wellbeing and productivity.

Poor dietary habits can lead to the following symptoms in the workplace:

  • Fatigue
  • Decreased mental alertness
  • Irritability
  • Lower energy levels
  • Inconsistent job performance
  • Higher levels of stress and depression
  • Decreased productivity.

You can use food to your advantage. Practise good nutrition based on healthy foods and eating habits and it will help you stay healthy and productive, in the workplace as well as at home.

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Consumer tip

Invite friends over instead of going out. Going out to eat has a way of completely destroying both your food and entertainment budget in one swoop. No matter what, it’s always cheaper to stay in with friends and come up with your own entertainment. Instead of hitting the town, host a fun pitch-in dinner with your friends. Play cards, sit around a fire, or watch movies with your guests. You’ll save money and have a great evening connecting with one another.

Caring families

Successful families are committed. “Putting family first” means that everyone takes time to consider how his or her decision will affect the other members of the family. Family members are concerned about one another’s welfare and happiness, and seek to structure their lifestyle in ways that promote unity and harmony.