Losing weight has become one of the most sought after aspect by modern society and this is all due to the modern lifestyle we lead.
The modern lifestyle also makes it super hard for people to lose weight as work becomes crazy. It is for this reason why I will be talking about how to lose weight at work easily with no hussle.
In this article I will include manly strategies so that you do not end up getting overwhelmed with just information which will not get you anywhere.
Before we start you may be interested in checking my free guide for losing weight for the rest of your life.
Now without further ado, let’s get started.
1. Make stretching your friend
Out of all the strategies I will share today perhaps one of the easiest ones is stretching. Stretching can be anything which involves moving your body.
If you are working in an office the best way to stretch is to basically move your body around (in your chair) from side to side.
You can also move your head or any part of your body for about 30 seconds.
This will help your body parts get a bit of blood flow to them occasionally and also will help you not get sleepy ha-ha.
2. Take a walk every 20-30 minutes
Walking around is a great way to get your blood flowing around your body after sitting for very long on your chair or in the office.
Walking around doesn’t have to be you going outside for 20 minutes or something but it can be as simple as taking a walk to the bathroom a couple of times or to get a cup of coffee.
According to better health there are more benefits to walking 30 minutes then just improving blood flow. Here are the benefits they listed:
- Reduces fat
- Increases muscle strength
- Makes bones strong
- Improves balance
As you can see we can not take walking for granted if we wish to lose weight during the day. However, most people make work and excuse whereas they should use work as a tool to the weight loss.
3. Drink cold water more
To lose weight fast it is advisable to drink more cold water. Luckily in most offices there is no problem of cold water since offices normally have cold water suppliers.
Drinking cold water has the ability to help you lose weight fast as it increases your energy in the body.
I wrote an article about this called how to lose weight without running. There I talk about the importance of cold water when it comes to increasing your metabolic rate.
4. Take the stairs
This one may seem so obvious but how many of us actually take the stairs instead of the lift?
Many of us, I think you know the answer to that question. We find every excuse to take the lift instead of the stairs.
The truth of the matter is we need to take stairs otherwise our body will relay on stair and it will be harder to let go of them.
According to run society the benefits of walking stairs are similar to those of walking so I will not mention these gain.
However they added a few extra benefits too:
- You burn fat more than 3 times compared to when you are walking or running.
- Increases stamina
5. Laugh a lot to avoid stress
According to core.ac.uk stress affects 1 out of 4 people in the workplace daily so it is a huge concern and it leads to many health problems such as heart disease and obesity.
It is said that the best way to relief stress is to laugh and when you laugh your body reduces stress hormones according to gaiam.com.
Laughing doesn’t have to be you being loud in the office even a small giggle could do so be creative.
Losing weight is said to be the most challenging feat just like any other which requires effort, but do workplaces make things worse?
No not at all. It merely depends on the person who is trying to lose weight. either excuses or strategies.
I have 5 simple tools you can use today to help you lose weight even while you are at work, no BS.
I will list these below:
- Drink more cold water
- Strecthing while on your chair
- Walk every 20 minutes
- Take the stairs not the lift
- Laugh often
These methods are practical and easy to do which means no need for gym equipment just work on them (excuse the pun).
These strategies can work even for people who are in college trying to lose weight during their studies.
I hope you found this article useful and helpful. If you have any questions or comments to add you are more than welcome to leave them below.
I will be happy to engage.