A new study confirms the rather obvious relationship between an increase in desk jobs and the U.S.’s rapidly rising obesity rate. But while it’s easy to target less “work” at work as a problem, it’s more important to determine what you can do to stop packing on the pounds while sitting at your computer.
Making simple alterations to your daily routine can have a huge impact on your overall health. Not sure where to start? Try incorporating just a few simple tweaks, like parking further away from your office, drinking more water, eating breakfast, and getting more sleep.
Stay active. Get up and move around at least once every hour, do short, easy exercises in your office, and get up and away from your desk for lunch.
—Simple Ways to Burn Calories in the Office
—20 Easy Desk Exercises
—On-the-Go Fitness Tips
—5 Ways to Get More Exercise in Your Day
Eating well at work can be difficult, especially if you’re stressed or strapped for time. Plan your snacks and meals ahead of time and organize collective healthy-eating strategies with your coworkers. You’ll keep your metabolism and energy up all day long.
—Tips for Eating Healthy at Work
—7 Creative Lunchtime Hacks You Can Use to Lose Weight
–Healthy snacks to keep in your desk: Smart Eating at Work
—Everything You Need to Healthify your Food Habits
—Start a Salad Club!
—Inexpensive, Healthy Lunch Ideas
Treadmill desks, office bikes, The Stick, and stability ball chairs are just a few of the novel ideas out there for reactivating workplaces. Have you tried any of them?