5 Nutritionist Secrets to Supercharge Your 9-to-5

November 10, 2015 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Health Tips


Nutritionist Nikki Ostrower has plenty of tips for staying healthy in the workplace.
Image: Courtesy of Nikki Ostrower

Your workplace is trying to kill you.

Sitting in a cubicle all day, constantly snacking and staring for hours at the unnatural glow of a computer makes an office a haven for poor health care. However, there are ways to beat the 9-to-5 deathtraps.

Mashable spoke to five nutritionists based in and around New York City to get their top office health tips.

Each nutritionist recommended a unique method for the ultimate health guide, but one tip in particular was echoed by every single one: Be prepared. Yes, the Boy Scouts adage applies to office health.

“If you just wing it, you’re bound to run into trouble,” says Karen Ansel, a Long Island-based nutritionist. “That means knowing ahead of time what you’re going to eat and when you’re going to eat it.”

Nikki Ostrower, who founded her own nutritionist practice NAO Nutrition, says the same thing about getting movement into your office routine. Plan ahead by scheduling walks in your calendar that remind you to get up and let your blood flow, she says.

From healthy snack options to tech that reminds you to move to headache-curing oils, here are five great health tips these nutritionists love.