Being stuck at a desk for more than eight hours in a job, many of us tend to be inactive and binge on unhealthy snack throughout the day. Obviously, busy schedules are a major roadblock to a person’s ability to stay fit. Gym is the last thing that comes to our mind after juggling all day with tons of work, but the good news is that there are a few savior tips so that you don’t have to make that strenuous trek at the end of the day.
Step 1 – Begin your day with a hearty breakfast comprised of complex carbohydrates, protein and dairy to ensure a healthy start for your day. A healthy breakfast boosts your metabolism so that you burn more calories throughout the day and help you feel full for long so that you don’t much on unhealthy snacks.
Step 2 – Stay hydrated, keep a bottle or large cup of water on your desk, and make sure that you finish it within two hours. Stay away from vending machine, coffee and other caffeinated beverages tend to dehydrate and harm your metabolism.
Step 3 – Limit your trips to restaurant and fast food joints, and pack a healthy homemade lunch, this helps to cut down on calories and saves your hard earned money as well. Hunger cravings are common, so you can bring along some nuts or cookies.
Increase Your Activity Levels
Step 1 – Stretch your walk to a few extra miles! If you commute by means of public transport, try taking the bus or train from a stop that is a few blocks away from your home and repeat the same on your way back to home so that you get quite a few minutes of exercise daily. If you drive for work, use the parking spot farthest from your workplace and walk to the entrance.
Step 2 – Grab every single opportunity to take a walk for a couple of minutes, if you want to talk to your colleague, walk over to him instead of making a call. Whenever you have to move around in the building, avoid elevators and take stairs to stay fit. Or if nothing works, simply get out of your chair every one hour to take a walk for a couple of minutes.
Step 3 – Check your posture, no hunching or bending on your desk, keep your back straight. Look for several desk exercises that keep you refreshed and revived all day. Stretch your neck left, right, up and down. Stretch and roll your wrists, shoulders and ankles every thirty minutes or so to stay mobile and active.