A big majority of people are tethered to their work at the office. This means that a majority of their waking hours are spent in their cubicles, sitting on their desks and working. You may be earning money but this is the kind of sedentary lifestyle that is bad for the health. With work becoming easier because of technology, the result is that more workers are burning fewer calories. It’s not surprising that the average worker is overweight.
But with a number of alternative decisions and changes in the daily routine, you can actually lose weight even if you’re cubicle-bound at work. Here ‘s what you can do:
• Watch what you’re eating. Because you burn lesser calories because you’re sitting in front of your desk the whole day, you should also limit the calories that you intake. Go for food that has fewer calories or are healthier. Fruits and vegetables are the perfect choices. They don’t have much calories and they give you a feeling of fullness because of the fiber they contain.
• You can also choose foods that are known to help burn fat. Most fiber-rich food fit into this category. Eat lots of apples as a snack when you’re feeling hungry. Drinking tea is also a good idea because it also helps burn calories.
• Most of the food that you find at or near the office are not healthy food choices. To remedy the situation, just bring food with you. You can prepare all of the healthy food you want and just nibble on it all throughout the day. It even has the added benefit of making you save money because you won’t have to buy expensive lunches.
• Squeeze in exercise whenever you can. If the office is near your home you can just walk to work to burn those calories. Just wear a shirt and running shoes and just change to your work clothes when you’re at the office. You can also ride a bike if your office is too far for a walk. Folding bikes are becoming a fad. You can buy one and just stash your bike underneath your desk when you’re at the office. You can also take the stairs at the office instead of relying on elevators.
• Schedule a short exercise break. Every couple of hours, stand up and perform some kind of exercise. You can do yoga, stretching exercises, jumping jacks,
or even running in place to get your heart pumping. It will also help you shake off sleepiness.
• Stand up or squat while typing. You can always bring some much needed variety to the tedium of typing on your keyboard. You can stand up while typing or even do squats. It’s a great way to relieve stress and stretch your muscles.
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