Wellbeing In The Workplace


World Wellbeing Week runs from June 24-28.

If you find yourself flagging before you reach the end of the day, then nutritionist Lily Soutter, has some tips to help boost your workplace wellbeing and ensure you don’t get those dreaded energy slumps.

Watermelon Seeds

These are a great way for you to keep your hunger at bay, and they also give you that boost of protein and fibre you need.

Watermelon seeds can be roasted with a light sprinkling of salt, making them into a great snack, or you can add them to your lunchtime salad for extra nutrition.


Seaweed is the new kale. It’s packed with a rich source of mineral iodine, which is great for controlling your metabolism. You can add it to sushi, miso soups and vegetable stir-frys.

Chia Seeds

These small and delicious seeds are a powerhouse of nutrients and packed full of fibre – which additionally helps to keep hunger at bay. They can be added to smoothies, sprinkled on top of salads, and also stirred into porridge with a dash of honey.

Green Tea

This drink is both quick and easy to make – plus it’s delicious! Green tea contains a substance called L-Theanine, which has been shown to stimulate a feeling of relaxed alertness and clarity.


Probably one of the most important things to remember is to stay hydrated throughout the whole day.

Dehydration leads to fatigue and lack of concentration, and it also reduces your efficiency. If you struggle to drink water, perhaps try infusing it overnight with fresh berries, ginger, lemon or mint.

If you need to, set yourself reminders throughout the day and try your best to keep on top of it. A hydrated body is a hydrated mind.

Be sure to drink enough water to stay properly hydrated.

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Yvonne McKenzie

Yvonne works on the Features team and admits to being nosy, so loves looking after the Between Friends letters and finding out all about our lovely readers. She also looks after our health copy and enjoys writing about inspiring people that help make the articles in the magazine so interesting.