WHS Tips: Getting your 2&5 for the training room.
- June 23, 2014
- Posted by: Rose_TrainingOZ15
- Category: Rose Training Blog
Jessica Rose, Rose Training’s Sales Manager and Dietitian, gives us her top WHS tips on good food and good learning.
At Rose Training Australia, we know the importance of good health and wellbeing. All the Roses have a keen interest in nutrition and WHS, with Jessica Rose being a certified dietitian and foodie (that bit isn’t certified, but trust us if there was a Cert IV in Food we’d be training it!). To be a great learner as well as a great trainer, you need sustenance! And not just in the morning, but all throughout the day. In this blog, we are going to give you some WHS tips regarding the reasons why health and education work hand in hand and the ways you can easily incorp
orate good food into your diet, in order to boost your concentration and focus in the training room.
WHS Tips #1: Why is it important to eat well while training or learning?
It’s important to eat a wide variety of foods to get an adequate intake of micro and macro nutrients. For micro nutrients, you need to source them from a wide range of foods. Multi-vitamins are poorly absorbed in the body, so your vitamins and minerals are best sourced from breakfast, lunch and dinner. Have a good variety of fruits and veggies throughout the day to keep you going.
WHS Tips #2: What about coffee in the morning?
The Dietitians Association of Australia says up to 6 cups is okay. It’s a metabolite, so it’s not a hindrance to weight loss. Be careful of the options you get at commercial coffee providers – they are sometimes full of empty kilojoules from all the sugar and heavy cream! Your healthiest options are long blacks or cold pressed coffees. Macronutrients, like fats, sugars and proteins, keep you full. If you are hungry or your blood sugar is low, this is definitely going to affect your learning and concentration level in the training room.
WHS Tips #3: Why do so many people skip breakfast before heading off to work and school? And why is this a bad thing?
People normally skip breakfast to save time. The effects of this are detrimental. Breakfast is as important as every other meal! Breakfast is important because when you start digesting food, it catalyses many reactions and increases action potential.
Jessica’s top WHS tips for a healthy breakfast or lunch whilst training or learning at the Rose Training Australia office.
Have a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. This can take the form of a breakfast smoothie, fruit porridge, an omlette…the options are endless. If your plate is naturally colourful, this is a good thing. Make sure the colour on your plate isn’t synthesised! A plate of blue and maroon cupcakes is delicious but doesn’t suffice as a meal!
Stuck for healthy options before coming to the Rose Training Australia office in the city, or during lunch? Jessica has some WHS tips:
Kiss The Berry:
- Kiss the Berry is a new health haunt on Creek Street serving up some delicious acai based breakfasts! Go for any of the acai bowls or smoothies, and the coffees are delicious too. Their breakfasts are packed with fruit, vegetables and other yummy superfoods to give you the energy to learn and train!
- If you are a coffee fiend looking to make healthy choices, your healthiest option is a Long Black. Starbucks does a delicious Iced Long Black for those hot summer days (or if you don’t like hot beverages!). If you must have milk, go for the skim milk option. It may seem arbitrary, but if you enjoy a good couple of coffees a day (or 10), the change in your fat intake is monumental.
If you want to know more about health and training, talk to Jessica on Livechat! Or give us a call to enquire about our upcoming courses. While you are at it, like us on Facebook!