“You can burn calories while at work.”
Does it sound too good to be true? Think again. While going to the gym can result to burning calories, it’s not the only place where you can lose weight.
Your office can also be a venue you can take advantage of in your quest to lose excess pounds – even if your office building doesn’t have its own fitness gym. Does it sound unbelievable? Trust us when we say there are sneaky ways to burn calories even if you’re working in a boring desk job. With that being said, try these five nifty ways to help you burn calories while at work.
- Get Up
The biggest mistake most office workers make is as soon as they sit, they’ll stay seated for the next couple of hours or until they get off from work. If you want to stay active even with a sedentary job, make a conscious effort to get up and stand up for at least five minutes every hour. Use this time to take bathroom breaks, refill your water bottle, or go out and get some fresh air.
If the nature of your work doesn’t permit you to leave your desk whenever you want to, you can just do your job while standing up.
- Fill your glass halfway
Stay hydrated by drinking water regularly. However, instead of filling your glass or bottle to the brim, fill it halfway. By doing this, you’ll have an excuse to get up every half-hour to get water.
- Hold meetings outside
Unless the agenda is strictly confidential, hold your meetings outside occasionally. The spawning of creative and innovative ideas doesn’t always happen in the boardroom. So, spice up your weekly or monthly meetings by taking it outside. You can talk while walking with your co-workers, and still be able to tackle the meeting’s agenda effectively.
- Stay Cool
This may sound surprising to you, but you can burn calories if you keep the temperature a little low. When the body feels cold, it’ll work hard just to stay warm. When it does, it can lead to more burning of calories.
- Try a weight-loss program
It doesn’t hurt to give your body some extra help. Even if you remain sedentary most of the day, you can feel confident that you’re losing weight by trying our medically supervised, personalized prescription weight loss program. This will help you with your weight-loss efforts, as our treatments will work to reduce your food cravings, boost metabolism, and increase energy safely and effectively.
It’s not easy to burn calories if you’re working in a sedentary job, but it’s possible. You just need to make a habit of moving constantly while at work. You can also benefit by using HCG or Vitamin B-12 injections for weight loss.
Learn how our weight loss program can help you in your goals by scheduling a free consultation with Dr. Dwayne L. Watkins at Total Body.