You can actually help yourself in losing weight while working in your office.
Many people, women in particular sigh with desperation saying things like it hard to lose weight while working in the office since there’s nothing much of an exercise can be done. Everyday sitting in front of the computer, from day to night without much of other things to do making many failed in their attempt to lose weight. Besides that, people are saying it’s simply impossible with all the temptations from their colleagues asking out for drinks, lunch and even dinner at restaurants serving calorie-loaded foods.
To reduce your body weight, generally you would have to burn your calorie intake. Seems logical enough right? So putting it simple, you have to burn more than your calorie intake to lose weight. However, it’s not as simple as it is, and especially while you’re working. It is easier to grab a handful of junk food than to sit and do nothing. But like it or not, this is one of those culprit in your effort to lose weight.
If you’re having problem in trying to lose or even maintain your weight while working, try some of these tips of losing weight while working in your office:-
i. Eat wisely
You don’t only have to think wise, but also to eat wisely. There will be time when you have to stop and think for while whether you are really hungry or a just getting moody to grab some munchies. Don’t rush it, instead take a deep breath and heave it out. Do this a few times and clear your mind a little so you’ll get your focus back. And by the way, throw away all those junk foods and calories loaded snacks around you, would you?
ii. Drink lots of water
Water could rev up your metabolism. Sometimes, a person may be misguided by telling themselves they are hungry where in fact they are just thirsty. Get a bottle of plain water or mineral water in handy, and sip it as you work to avoid that hungry notion before lunch break.
iii. Eat your lunch
Yes, you heard me, eat your lunch and make wise and healthy choice of your lunch menu. Better yet, get your lunch box prepared from home. It is better since you’re able to control the ingredients, the amount of calorie, fat and sugar. Eat slowly and take your time so that your stomach can digest it efficiently. Eating a fix time could help you in the process as well.
iv. Move around
This is perhaps the hardest thing to do, but if you really want to lose weight, you better starts moving. If you are working in a multiple stories building, it is a good chance for you to lose some of those calories by climbing the stairs instead of taking the elevator or lift.
v. Small breaks for exercise – Office workout
5 minutes 3 times a day is more than enough. Do some stretching and it may be a good time for you to climb the stairs, let say from level one to level five and back to level one from level five. And another way is to do some leg exercise while you’re sitting or simply walk around would do the trick. Here’s a site with office workout suggestions.
vi. Get the help from your friend
Someone else is trying to lose some weight in your office, you might as well work together. People who are faced with similar problems can understand your situation more and they won’t pressure you into eating out, rather you might find some resolution and courage in one another.
vii. Use tools around you
Does it seem impossible to do some weight lifting while you’re working? How does a bottle of 1.5L water sounds to you? Yup, you can actually use it to substitute it with a dumbbell. It goes the same with using the walls for pressure to strengthen your arms and build some muscles to burn those calories on your own. Just don’t do it in front of everybody, find a good spot like in the washroom or in the staff leisure corners or something.