5 Tips to Stay Healthy at the Workplace

Have you ever wondered why a lot of working people easily get fat and stay that way despite efforts to lose weight, compared with the time when they were students?

The main culprit for this is the sedentary life we tend to lead once we have a job. Many of us work in the office and don’t do a lot of physical activity other than lifting a mug of coffee or some folders of paperwork from time to time.

The more you live an unhealthy lifestyle and become obese, the more prone you will be to various medical conditions that might need a lot of attention.

Here are 5 tips to stay healthy at the workplace.

Don’t Skip Meals

A lot of people have this notion that it would be easier to lose weight if they skip meals. While that can be true, this is an unhealthy way of losing weight. Plus, research show that if you skip meals, you are actually encouraging your body to try and conserve energy – that means you will actually gain weight instead of lose it!

Make an Effort to Eat Healthy Meals

So, you didn’t skip breakfast but ate two servings of fried rice, two fried eggs, and bacon or a large longganisa plus a tall glass of blended coffee topped with a dollop of whipped cream? Well, that’s not exactly a very healthy meal, eh?

Try to make an effort to stay healthy by eating healthy.

Drink Plenty of Water

There are many times during the day when your body is thirsty but your brain sometimes give you a signal that you are hungry. When you feel like you want something to eat, drink a glass of water; perhaps you are just hungry and that would appease the craving.

It is also a good idea to drink a glass or two of water before each meal.

Bring Your Baon

It is easy to get tempted to eat unhealthy food when you dine out with your workmates or someone orders pizza and some other delicious but unhealthy food in the office. Why not bring your own baon every day? Not only can you stay healthy that way, you can also save a lot of money!

Make an Effort to Get Up and Move

Most of us can afford to buy a vehicle (motorcycle or car) when we already have a job. While these vehicles make our daily commute easier, these might also make us somewhat lazy – we just drive to a lot of places that we used to walk to in the past.

Next time you go to the office, try to park farther away from the office so you will be forced to walk and exercise. If possible, take the stairs instead of the elevator to get to your office. And every few minutes, get up and try to stretch so your muscles won’t get used to a sedentary lifestyle.

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Source: Mind Body Green