Fruits at Work – an inexpensive way to boost staff performance

Fruits at Work – an inexpensive way to boost staff performance

Thursday, 18 August 2011 21:09

Despite being one of the simplest & cheapest ways of improving our health & work performance, I’m amazed at how few people actually get around to doing it. Here are some tips for a healthier, happier workplace.

Afternoon Tea Fruit:

How about a really cost-effective way to give something to your employees that’s also a great encouragement for workplace health?

Get Fruity.

Providing a good stock of seasonal fruit (in addition to the requisite biscuit tin of course!), is a great way to encourage a healthier diet and peak brain performance.


Individually, we all know the benefits of eating 2-3 pieces of fresh fruit each day – helps maintain healthy hydration levels (most fruit is high in water content) – improves short & long-term energy levels – is great for concentration, memory & optimal brain functioning.

For you sweet tooths, eating sweet juicy fruits (oranges, mangoes, pears etc), regularly, is a great way to reduce cravings for chocolate and other ‘nutritionless’ sweets.

* The best time for fruit is around 4pm each day. This is when ‘sweet cravings’ are at their peak or when people who have skipped lunch, get the ‘binge munchies’. An orange and a banana at this time, is not only a great healthy ‘energy boosting, pick me up’ – but as a bonus, you might also minimise the damage to the ‘Tim Tam’ stocks!!!

Eating your fruit at this time also means you will be eating it by itself (not with other foods), which is the best way to eat fruit.

You could have a roster and get someone to walk around the office at the same time each day, handing out fruit or simply keep a healthy stock in the kitchen to make it easy for people to choose fruit.

HR, Site Managers etc – Like an easy inexpensive way to organise workplace fruit for everyone?

There are now thousands of companies across Australia who get fresh fruit ‘delivered’ to their office each week. The leading supplier is a group called ‘Fruit at Work’, who supply export quality, premium fruit at very competitive prices. They operate in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Canberra, so why not contact them today (or pass their details to HR etc), and start improving the health of your office right away.

* There is now research to show that things like company morale etc are improved by workplace health & wellbeing strategies such as this.

Fruit at Work: Call 1300-857-776 or visit www.fruitatwork.com.au

Don’t Laugh:

Three men went out on a fishing trip, but as they we sailing along in their little boat, a storm picked up and swept them onto a rather small island.

Now the men weren’t scared at first, but when they saw these cannibals chasing after them, they began to run for their lives. The cannibals were much faster than they were, and so they captured the three men, and brought them to their King.

The King said, “I want each of you to pick 10 fruits. Each man must collect a different fruit as to that of the other two. Once you have done this, return to me, and I will tell you what to do.”

So the men, fearing their lives, run out and began to search madly for any fruit. The first man returns after a while with 10 cherries. The King grinned wickedly and said, “Now you must take those 10 cherries and put them up your backside without making any facial expression. If you fail to do so, I will kill you!”

The poor man gets up to number 9 and then laughs his head off. The King killed him right then and there, and returned to see the second man coming back with 10 strawberries. The second man got his instructions, too, and was up to the 10th strawberry, when all of a sudden, for no apparent reason, he begins laughing hysterically. So the King killed him, too, just as he did with the first man.

Now the first man and the second man meet up in Heaven, and God asked them, “Why did you laugh? You were so close, you could have gotten away!”

They both said with a little smile, “Yeah, I know, but I couldn’t help it – the third guy was out there picking watermelons!”

Mark Bunn

Mark Bunn – is a leading natural health researcher specialising in Ayurvedic medicine, author of the three-time best-selling ‘Ancient Wisdom for Modern Health‘ and one of Australasia's most popular health and performance speakers.  Mark is also CEO of David Lynch Foundation Australia.