The sedentary lifestyles of today, stressful situations and long work hours, make fitting exercise in it seem like a superhuman task. After work, sometimes family or social life takes precedence, or you are just too tired to work out. Before even you realise, figure out that you no longer fit into your favourite pair of jeans or shirts. Yes, you guessed it right! Because of lack of exercise, you gradually end up adding those extra pounds and increase your risk of chronic diseases like hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, and other illnesses brought about by lack of exercise.
It’s said that every problem has a solution. So how do you work around to resolve this challenge? It’s an era of smart work, so why not play a bit smart and workout while you are at work? Averagely, if you spend about eight to ten hours at work, it comprises of a major part of your day. So why not look out for ways you can break away and incorporate some physical activity into your daily work routine. Read below and find out how:
Try wrapping up having your lunch early and utilise the remaining time for some exercise. Some feasible easy options include climbing up and coming down through the stairs for a while, walking around the office premises, performing leg raising and stretching exercise while sitting at your desk.
Take frequent breaks from work and keep your body constantly in motion. Get up for a glass of water whenever you feel thirsty, reach up to your colleague for discussions instead of communicating through internal servers/text messages/emails. Just find an excuse to get up from your desk every one hour.
Prefer the stairs instead of the elevator whenever possible. This will help you burn more calories at the end of the day.
Sitting at your desk, snacking on whatever you can grab is the easiest get away for stress. Of course, it comes with serious aftermaths of unnecessary weight gain. To overcome the ill effects of this problem, you can opt for healthy snacks such as seasonal fruits and low calorie snack options.
Try to stand up as frequently as possible. Take all calls while standing as it enables you to burn more calories than sitting.
Choose to carry healthy food for lunch. Home cooked food is always better than the food you have from outside. On special occasions, if you go out for a lunch with your colleagues, choose healthy alternatives over the unhealthy ones. Keep the portion sizes small and remember not to overdo.
The fitness tips listed in the article is a realistic approach through which you can inculcate more movement in your workday that can mitigate the hazards of sitting. This way you can win the battle of fitness without neglecting the responsibilities of your work or home.