This fall, a new trend has infiltrated top employers around the country: healthy snacks delivery and other office perks are reducing stress levels while promoting health and wellness office-wide. Companies, start-ups, and corporate powerhouses alike, recognizing how wellness perks encourage a healthier lifestyle, a happier staff, and a more conducive workplace, have begun to embrace wellness promotion by incorporating innovative, fun, and convenient health-focused office perks that run the gamut and include yoga, in-office massages, healthy snacks delivery, and expenses-paid gym memberships. While exercise and physical activity are sure ways to reduce employees’ office-related stress levels, nutrition, specifically what employees snack on between meals, is proving to be just as important.
It seems like 9 to 5 jobs were created for one reason, and one reason only: To ruin your ability to stay healthy. Let's be honest, sticking to a healthy regimen can be a challenge in today’s fast paced work environment. The moment you walk into the office you're are bombarded by vending machines, treats in the break room and an endless supply of food trucks parked outside the building. So what’s a professional to do when faced with the tantalizing temptations that corporate life brings?
Between morning meetings filled with donuts, free-pizza lunches and cocktail hours, finding healthy snacks while you're at work can seem like a fruitless endeavor (pun intended). It’s worse when you think the snacks you’re eating are healthful when they’re really healthy-snack imposters! Because you’re busy and snack companies love to put deceptive marketing on their product labels, we’re going to give you the low-down. We’ve compiled a list of 6 “healthy” snacks at work that really aren’t healthy and "Snack Master" tips on what to choose instead.