If you work a desk job, research shows you’re more likely to be obese, have metabolic syndrome and even have higher risks for cardiovascular disease. Great for the majority of us workers then, huh?
Well, you really don’t have to be at risk if you make a conscious effort to change a few things. In fact, you could still lose weight and reach health goals all while keeping your desk job. Phew. Aren’t you glad there are ways around the desk job? And you were about to quit huh? Don’t quit, just change these 10 things.
1) Ditch the Drinks
Soda, coffee, mochas, energy drinks.…whatever you’re drinking, it it’s not water, just ditch it. Having these drinks on your desk all day will not only increase your calorie intake, but will contribute to other unwanted damage to your teeth, your heart and digestive system. Sugary and caffeinated drinks will cause rise and falls of your energy and ability to think clearly which will decrease your productivity overall. If your boss knew that, they’d ban everything but water too.
2) Stand Instead of Sit
Standing increases energy, burns extra calories, tones muscles, improves posture, increases blood flow and ramps up metabolism. What more do you need to know?