We’re all guilty of snacking on too many biscuits during a day working in the office. But maybe there’s a better solution to keep you going between meals at work.
Whilst it might be easy to get your five-a-day at home, being at work with the temptation of biscuits and chocolates from the vending machine often becomes our downfall in healthy eating attempts. So having a lovely inviting bowl of fruit could be the easiest way to help everyone out and even boost productivity in the office!
Fruit has many well known and obvious health benefits, but there may be a few things you didn’t expect from fruit on a regular basis. researchers have claims fruit-eating on a regular basis can cut the risks of cancer and heart disease, improve your eyesight and even boost morale.
Organising an office fruit supply doesn’t have to be hard either, nor expensive. Depending on the size of your company you could perhaps encourage everyone to bring in some fruit and to share it out between everyone. Larger firms often pay specialist office-fruit delivery companies to bring them plentiful supplies of fruit.
Once staff get into the habit of eating fruit instead of their usual junk food, you will see a real difference in your team. Everyone will feel more healthy and alert, not having to constantly refuel on coffee and sweets to get them through the day, your staff will work better and feel better.
Also, if it’s out on view people will be more likely to eat it, so put your fruit bowl in pride of place, not locked away in a cupboard, or just on one person’s desk. Every so often bring some unusual fruit in that people may not have tried before, it’s a great talking point and trying something new can be a giggle – even if it tastes awful and makes a mess – it’s bound to be fun! Always buy fruit in season, it tastes better, is better for the environment and is usually cheaper and be sure to have lots of variety and colour in the fruit bowl for the best results.
Investing in a fruit bowl to up productivity in the office may seem like another pointless expense, but in the long-term splashing out a few pieces of fruit for your staff could be far more important than an expensive ‘team building’ exercise.
A big bonus of course is when your staff feel fit and healthy from all the fruit they have eaten, they’ll have to take far less sick leave!