6 Fit Tips for being healthier at work

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhether you work from home or at the heart of a bustling office I’ve put together some of my top tips to avoid falling off the wagon, being beaten by temptation and also improving overall health.

Co Workers a.k.a. The Snack Dealers

There is this thing that co workers do that I like to call “Communal snacking” which is basically the mentality that if we do it together, it simply doesn’t count. It’s a nice thought but we both know, completely illogical. However this really will put your will power to the test when they try to tempt and force you into this backwards ritual. Snacking on crisps, chocolate and cake can add hundreds to your daily calorie in take so it’s always good to have a line of defence pre planned. My personal favourite was always Mulberries; Sweet, healthy and easily stored in a desk draw for emergencies.



If you haven’t heard me go on about water before on my blog, then you have some serious catching up to do.  It really is the one thing I drill into basically anyone that will listen.




Not only will it make your skin glow, keep bad breath at bay and flush toxins but it can also burn up to 500 kcal a day. I like to get myself a stylish filtration bottle like the fill & go from Brita so that I can fill up wherever I am. I aim to drink one bottle before I’ve sat at my desk, another before noon, another before 2 and then another before 5pm, anything after that is just a bonus.



This is where drinking more water could help because my lord will you need to pee more often. So if you’re getting up to go to the loo, why don’t you go to the ones furthest from your office. Need to take the stairs to the photocopier? Why not run up them. Or even better, take yourself away from your desk, the office and work by taking a walk during your lunch hour not only will this burn calories but it will refresh you giving you a second wind ready to tackle the final part of the day.


Take time off

Whether its an exotic Vacay or a quintessentially British Staycay, you really do need to schedule in time off. I always like to book somewhere with a really good spa because nothing says “Me time” like a really good full body massage and trip to the steam room. But even if you don’t head to a spa, taking a few days off to get some rest and recharge your batteries will not only give you a new lease of life for tackling every day tasks but also give your mind a chance to rest.


Don’t over do anything

There was a time in the not too distant past when I was, essentially, working full time and running a full time blog. To say I was running on empty was the understatement of the century, it could only go on for so long before I realised something had to give because my health was seriously suffering. I realised that balance and hard work need to walk hand in hand to be able to live a health lifestyle too. So whether it’s in the gym, at work or at the weekend, know your limits


Fail to prepare and prepare to fail

Pre planning and prepping your meals will enable you to bring structure to your day, but also avoid any nasty surprises, I remember all too well what an unsuspecting office birthday means and it certainly isn’t grilled chicken & veg! I like to start my day with lots of energy so I whisk myself up a delicious green smoothie and some gluten free pancake mix the night before. My Nutribullet really is a godsend here as it comes with sealable cups so that I can give them a quick buzz in the morning and sip my smoothie whilst the pancakes cook. For lunch I enjoy 200g’s of chicken pre cooked on a Sunday, currently I’m having this in a wrap with a little cheese. Then at night I whack on a burger and some rice and thats me done for the day (give or take a hand full of almonds/mulberries whilst I fold the washing).


Now you have the knowledge the hard part is saying “No!” to the packet of bourbon biscuits that never seem to run out!


This post is part of the BetterWithBrita Campaign.


  1. sam 31st March 2015 / 11:47 am

    Do you consider yourself wealthy?

  2. Leonie 31st March 2015 / 12:05 pm

    Love the post!! I need to get more prepared with my lunches!!

    Leonie ? IkonikBeauty

  3. Jill @ Champagne for Everyday 31st March 2015 / 1:10 pm

    Great tips!! I work in finance and post on the blog twice a week too, so I spend A LOT of time at work, but have managed to stay really fit. Water bottle on the desk at all times is definitely a must! I also keep oatmeal, stevia, and protein powder in my drawer for snacks, and stay away from the junk in the kitchen. When I can’ t make it for a walk outside, I will go up and down the stairs or use the washroom on another floor to move. The struggle is real!!

    xx Jill
    Latest post – Your Dream Come True: The Yoga Pant You Can Wear to the Office

  4. Jennifer Ashley 31st March 2015 / 4:34 pm

    Love these tips! I definitely just put my water bottle beside me to remind me to drink more while I’m working!

    Jennifer Ashley

  5. Emily 1st April 2015 / 11:04 am

    I always forget to drink enough water when I’m at work, but the times I remember to, I fell so much more awake and alive at the end of the day! I think taking time off is really important too, I always go back to work feeling so happy and refreshed after a nice relaxing break 🙂
    Emily xx
    Emily May Designs

  6. Georgina 1st April 2015 / 11:19 pm

    Such a great post. I use a Brita bottle – and love it! But I do find that it gets grubby and is hard to clean?

    As for the snack dealers – my GOD I know what you mean!

    G x

  7. tima 1st April 2015 / 11:25 pm

    i have the bruta filter bottle and hate it,, so much that i wanted to complain to the manufacture (i even bought spare filters!). i see you use the straw, it didnt make a difference for me, does it for you?

  8. Becca 2nd April 2015 / 6:55 am

    I am sooo bad with the drinking water, forever my mission to manage 2 lts a day. Today is the day i may actually! Lovely little reminder read over my green tea this morning! 🙂 Totes agreed on time off though, I forget to schedule that.
    Becca x


  9. Ryan Larsen 21st April 2015 / 8:17 pm

    “Fail to prepare and prepare to fail”. You have great blunt and easy to understand advice. Keep up the healthy and fashionable lifestyle!

  10. Aimee Bell 27th May 2015 / 8:30 am

    OMG i love this post! I will definitely be running up and down he stairs!! 🙂

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