How To Cut Down Weight At Work

June 26th, 2011  |  Published in Featured, Health, TIPS

Work and a hectic schedule is not an excuse to give up on your workout regime. It’s extremely important to make sure you don’t pile on those extra pounds while sitting at work. Here are a few tips to make sure you get your daily dose of workout even while you’re busy at work:

  • Take the stairs. Avoid the elevators and use the stairs as much as possible
  • Set an alarm to go off every hour to remind you to stand up and move around. Even if you just swing your arms or take a deep breath, you’ll feel more alert. Or just try taking a round of the office and then go for your coffee break.
  • Use the restroom which is on another floor and then take the stairs.
  • Deliver documents or messages to co-workers in person rather than sending emails.
  • Another great exercise tip is to get an exercise ball and use that as your chair. Using the exercise ball will make you sit up straight and work on your core muscles while sitting at your desk all day long. The exercise ball makes you engage your core muscles every minute, because you can’t rely on the back of the chair for support.
  • During your lunch break take a 15 minute walk if you are able to. Walk around your building or insider the building. You can even walk back and forth to your car. This will wake you up and refresh you for the rest of the day
  • Get your own lunch. Try to pack your own lunch instead of eating the unhealthy, greasy food served at the cafeteria. You can try whole grain bread and lots of veggies which is a sure shot way of filling you up and not packing on any calories.
  • Avoid snacking at work. It’s easy to grab that packet of greasy chips or a bar of chocolates when you’re swamped with work and you just want to indulge in some mindless munching. If you’re hungry between meals, try eating healthy snacks like fruits or baked chips. But make sure you check the back of the product for the calorie chart before you start eating. Avoid foods that are high in sodium, sugar and transfat. They will be damaging to your health in the long run.


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