4 Ways To Stay Healthy In A Sedentary Job
My job requires a lot of sitting at my laptop–whether that’s working on floor plans, sourcing accessories, or working on the latest edition of Wilma magazine–it’s just a whole lot of sitting. I like to be active, but it’s hard when my job requires something different. I’m sure a lot of you are probably in similar situations with sedentary jobs and lifestyles. It can be such a challenge, can’t it? Because doing a whole lot of nothing means a whole lot of weight gain and feeling BLEH. Aside from getting a standing desk (which is on my Christmas list), I’ve found 4 ways to stay healthy in a Sedentary Job.
1. Frequent Breaks
If you can walk around at least once an hour, do it! Even walking to get a drink of water counts. Not only does it help your body have a break, but it gives your mind a break as well from whatever you were working on. My family thinks I’m crazy, but often I’ll stand to eat breakfast and lunch because I get so tried of sitting all the time. Set an alarm on your phone to remind yourself to take frequent breaks from sitting. My office manager always seems to get in her 10,000 steps a day even though she’s chained to her desk. It is possible!
2. Exercise When You Can
Not everyone gets a lunch hour, and I understand that. I don’t always either, but if I do, I try and walk for at least 20 minutes. Sometimes if I can’t do that over lunch, I’ll try and go on a walk either before work or after. These are just some solutions if you don’t have a gym membership or if you haven’t signed up for an exercise class. Weekends are also a great time to get in a little exercise. Do you know that cleaning your house counts as exercise? That’s a win-win situation right there. Not only will your house look better, but you’ll feel better too!
3. Watch What You Eat
I know this is a hard one because I’ve worked in offices before. There’s birthdays to celebrate with cake; every other Friday seems to be national donut day; and vendors bring in “treats” every single day. Luckily one of our vendors had a wife who told him to bring in fruit and veggie platters (but he was the exception). All of that sugar is so tempting, but it can also be super addictive and bad for you. I’m not trying to preach because I’m the biggest chocolate addict there is (do any of you have chocolate cravings after ever meal, because I do! Hello, S’mores icebox cake). But like all things in life, you have to use moderation and self-control.
4. Drink Keto
Which brings me to my last point. When we were born, our bodies were in a state of ketosis, meaning they used fat for fuel instead of sugar. As we grow up, our bodies change to using for sugar for fuel (because of all our sugar consumption). Drinking keto helps put our bodies back into the natural state where they should be–fueled by fat instead of sugar. One way to do this is by going on a keto diet (which can be very challenging), or by drinking keto. I started drinking keto in March, and the effects have been transformational! I lost ten pounds, stopped craving sugar so much, and have more energy and focus. Now my whole family is drinking it and enjoying the benefits! And the best part? It can be absolutely free!
What do you do to stay healthy? I’d love to hear about it!
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