Spending a whole day glued to the chair of his office is the best way to abort all attempts to lose weight. Indeed, spending more than 8 hours just moving your fingers and nibbling all kinds of confections will only widen your waist even more so if you have a stressful job and you tend to find comfort With the food. However, if you want to get rid of unnecessary pounds despite your sedentary lifestyle, here are 7 simple and effective tips to apply daily.
It is true that losing weight while adopting a sedentary lifestyle is difficult, but not impossible. According to Rebecca Scritchfield, a certified dietician, nutritionist and fitness specialist, you just need to take the right actions, such as extending your legs while you are on a conference call, and know how to use your time efficiently to get there.
7 Ways to Lose Weight, Still Sitting at the Office All Day
Devote 30 minutes of your day to exercise
To do this, carefully examine your schedule to try to find 30 minutes, 5 days a week, to devote to physical activity. Alternatively, you can reduce time spent doing activities that are less important to your health such as watching TV or viewing social networks, to dedicate it to sport. If you can not get away from your screen, do your workout in front of the TV.
Make stairs a gym
To get to your office, take the stairs instead of the elevator, suggests Scritchfield, as you've probably heard before. It also states that it is possible to perform these 30 minutes of daily exercise by climbing and descending the stairs for 10 minutes, three times a day (or for 30 minutes, once a day). It's still very convenient!
Bring your own vending machine
Turn a drawer of your desktop into your own vending machine for healthy snacks. By making your stock of dried fruit, nuts and tea, you will avoid consuming crisps and biscuits with very high caloric content. So you can nibble without fear of taking extra pounds.
Drink 2.5 liters of water per day
According to the new recommendations of the Food and Nutrition Board, active women should drink 2.5 liters of water per day, while active men should consume 3.7 liters, between food (20%) and drinks (80%). In addition to respecting this daily amount during the weekends, drinking a few sips of water throughout your working day can prevent fatigue and headaches due to dehydration, as well as cravings for snacking without real feeling of hunger . In addition, your numerous trips to the water fountain, and the toilet obviously (side effect), will allow you to take some beneficial steps for your blood circulation.
Add protein to your snacks
When you have an urge to nibble, add protein to your snack. They help to strengthen muscle mass and are longer to absorb than sugars, which will prevent you from the sudden peak in blood glucose and the fall in the sugar level that follows. Nuts, seeds or a hard boiled egg will do just fine.
Bring your lunch
Even if taking a small break is a good way to chase stress and use again the stairs, the burrito quickly swallowed as you risk eating out will bring you more than 1,000 calories and will make you lethargic all afternoon . Instead, bring to the office a healthy, balanced meal that you have prepared at home. If you always want to get some fresh air, have a meal outside!
Get up in front of your office
A study published by the Journal of Physical Activity & Health showed that it is possible to lose 9 calories per hour by standing rather than sitting at your desk. Before you shrug your shoulders in front of the tiny calorie loss this represents, know that standing up improves your blood sugar level, which is also good for losing weight.