Stuck at a desk for a large portion of your days? Studies have linked being sedentary with obesity, so we’ve got some tips for how you can stay fit in 2019 without leaving your office chair. Health and Fitness Expert and Women’s Weight Loss Coach Stephanie Mansour stopped by ABC Chicago to supply you with ways to stay healthy even while on the clock!
If you’re feeling like work is setting you back on your weight loss journey, it doesn’t have to! I’ve got some super simple health hacks you can easily add to enhance your days in the office without taking time away from your work. These workout moves can be done at your desk, plus I’ve got tips for smarter snacking to beat that midday crash and how to improve the health of your work space!
Hack #1: Greet the day
As soon as you sit down at your desk in the morning be sure to start your day off with a nice, big stretch. Reach your arms up overhead, opening up the chest while taking a deep breath in. Lower your arms as you exhale. Repeat as many times as feels good while you’re waiting on that computer to boot up!
Hack #2: Go Green
Research shows that adding a little nature to your work environment can help you feel happier and more energized. Test this out for yourself by bringing in a little plant or some flowers for your area!
Hack #3: Two Ways to Fight Midday Slump
You’re chugging away at work, getting tasks done left and right, and Bam! That pesky midday slump hits you. Try reaching for a protein-packed snack to help you bounce back. I recommend keeping protein bars, prepackaged almonds, and some nut butter at hand!
Additionally, I always tell my own private weight loss clients to do shoulder rolls in the afternoon. Shrug your shoulders in a circle to relieve neck tension and wake you back up a little.
Hack #4: Bring Some Sunshine Inside
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is quite common. If you’re suffering from it, or even just missing the sun, there’s a product that may help you. Light therapy may ease symptoms, consider investing in a natural sun lamp for your desk. These lamps mimic the sun to bring you a health, energizing glow!
Hack #5: Relieve Tension
Final cue: do some neck stretches as you’re writing out your To-Do list for the next day. This will relieve some of the tension in your upper back and neck before you head home for the day or maybe to the gym! Just a little movement like that should inspire you to get in a workout or even do some yoga at home.
I hope these hacks improve your workdays and remind you to always stay active however you can!
As a private weight loss coach and a private fitness coach for women, I specialize in helping successful women lose weight.
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