How to Unwind at the End of Your Day

This blog was written in collaboration with TOVI's mental health expert, Dr. Lorena Ruci. Learn more about Dr. Ruci here.

 

When you’re busy, you might not have time to reflect on your thoughts and emotions.  While it’s tempting to ignore, or push aside, what’s going on in your head, unresolved emotions can impact your whole life, including how you sleep, your mood, and even how productive you are at work. Taking time to unwind at the end of your day gives you a chance to hit pause and check in with yourself.

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Helping Others See the Value of Health

This blog was written in collaboration with TOVI's mental health expert, Dr. Lorena Ruci. Learn more about Dr. Ruci here.

 

There’s no doubt getting healthier will set you up to feel and look better. A simple way to approach it is to think of a luxury-brand car. When you’re putting sub-prime fuel in your engine, your car will run, but you won’t be getting the best mileage. When you are making regular unhealthy choices, you're putting sub-prime fuel in your engine.

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Tackling Stress at Work

This blog was written in collaboration with TOVI's mental health expert, Dr. Lorena Ruci. Learn more about Dr. Ruci here.

 

Feeling stressed at work is inevitable, and the stress that builds at work can influence the rest of your day, from your relationships to how you sleep. You can’t always control what goes on at work, but you can try a few new things to manage your stress before it gets out of control.  

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The Mental Side of Snacking: Why We Crave Comfort Food When We're Stressed

This blog was written in collaboration with TOVI's nutrition expert, Dr. Tara Coletta, and mental health expert, Dr. Lorena Ruci. Learn more about our experts here.

 

Why do we crave comfort foods when we're stressed?

We’ve all been there. You’re at work, you’re busy, you’re not hungry...but the pull of the vending machine is irresistible. There’s no denying quick, processed snacks often have little to no nutritional value, but when we are stressed, they’re often the first thing we reach for.

In reality, choosing to consume unhealthy snacks in moments of stress is a form of emotional eating. When we experience the strong emotions of anxiety and fear, we’re wired to seek something soothing and comforting. For humans, food is one of the most basic sources of comfort, and unhealthy foods full of sugar and carbs give us almost immediate gratification.

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How Healthy Snacks Can Keep You Energized and Focused at Work

This blog was written in collaboration with TOVI's nutrition expert, Dr. Tara Coletta. Learn more about Dr. Coletta here.

Food is not only your body’s main source of energy, but it’s also your sole source of vitamin and minerals.  When you make healthy choices and your diet is balanced, you are giving your body all it needs to work at its best each day. Simply focusing on eating healthy, unprocessed, and nutrient-rich foods throughout your day, especially at snack time, is a great way to start getting healthier.

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