A sedentary lifestyle in the office can add unwanted
pounds to your body. Here are a few simple steps that
can help you to lose weight without having to give up
1. Instead of emailing to your
colleagues, it would be more beneficial if you walked
those extra steps to his cubicle. Though the steps will
be few but eventually they will definitely make a big
difference. Moreover, a face-to-face rendezvous always
helps to build a better rapport.
2. Avoid high calorie snacks and tea or
coffee from the office vending machine. Instead stack
your drawer with healthy and nutritious snacks like
nuts, seeds, raisins and other dry fruits. Other choices
include fresh fruits, raw veggies, sachets of herbal
teas and ordinary coffee. Drinking strong coffee also
helps, since caffeine increases your metabolism.
However, it should be black coffee, minus the cream and
3. Use a wireless headset to receive
phone calls. This way you can also take a walk around
the office premises at the same time. Make it a point to
take a 5 minute brisk walk at regular intervals of 2
hours. By the end of the day, this will eventually add
up to a 20 minute walk.
4. One of the simplest ways to shed
extra pounds while working in the office is to drink ice
cold water. This will boost the metabolism rate of your
body, consequently helping you to burn additional 100
calories while you are just sitting in your office
chair. You can add a zest of lemon or crushed strawberry
for flavor. A few raspberries or even a slice of peach
will make a refreshing drink. Instead of gulping down
soda, fruit juices, iced teas, drink ample of water.
Cutting down on aerated beverages can make a significant
difference to your daily calorie count.
5. Yet another way to burn calories is
to simply twirl a few times in your swivel chair. For
every 60 rotations, you will burn about 50 calories.
Merely standing can also help to burn calories. Always
keep moving even when you are working at your desk.
Doing squats and lunges for even a few minutes every
five hours is enough to do the trick.
6. Instead of waiting for the elevator,
use the stairs. Try to take double steps as this will
force your muscles to work harder. You can also work
your calf muscles by tip toeing around the office or
even while standing at our desk. Merely spending as much
as 10 minutes, walking up and down the stairs on a daily
basis will help you to lose approximately 10 pounds a
7. Instead of having a high fat and
rich carb lunch at your nearest fast food joint, it
would be advisable if you packed your lunch at home.
This way, not only will you be eating a healthy and
well-balanced diet but also save considerable amount of
time and money.
A stressful and deskbound lifestyle increases the fat in
your body. Thus, irrespective of how busy you are, make
it a point to take some time out for yourself.