The number of obese people in the UK (and USA) is increasing at an alarming rate. Now, more than ever, we need to look at our lifestyles and make sure we’re not on this path. People’s occupations are often blamed for personal weight increase however working in an office shouldn’t prevent you from remaining fit and healthy.

SEE ALSO: Workout Plans and Their Significance

Office hours are long and often sedentary, but that doesn’t mean you need to give up on being healthy and embrace the Dunkin’ Donuts lifestyle. With just a few small changes, you can keep your body, and your boss, happy!
5 Tips for Staying Fit and Healthy as an Office Employee
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5 Tips for Staying Fit and Healthy as an Office Employee

1. Eat a Filling Breakfast
The first, and arguably the most important, tip is always to eat breakfast. A healthy, filling breakfast kick starts your metabolism and gets your mind in the right gear. Healthy breakfast foods, like toast, eggs and fruits, help you wake up and keep your body nice and sated until lunch.

2. Take the Stairs
It might not seem like much, but just taking the stairs every day has a huge impact on your overall health. Everybody assumes that “physical activity” must take place in a gym in order to count, but it really doesn’t.

Going up and down a few flights of stairs gets your blood pumping and goes a long way toward keeping you active. You’ll be surprised to find what a difference walking makes.

3. Drink Water
Sometimes, when you think you’re hungry, you’re actually just are dehydrated. Just because you aren’t running a marathon doesn’t mean your body isn’t burning through whatever liquid you drank at breakfast.

Staying hydrated keeps you awake and curbs your hunger. Instead of reaching for a donut in the break room, grab a big glass of water. Don’t start snacking until you’ve finished it, and if you’re still hungry…

Our day-to-day lives are structured around the “three meals a day” system, but there’s not actually a biological reason for it. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition recently published a study that concluded that weight loss occurs as long as calories consumed is less than calories burned, no matter how many meals you’re eating. Frequent healthy snacks, coupled with slightly smaller meals, are an excellent way to keep your body feeling full without loading up on calories.

SEE ALSO: 3 Steps for Losing Weight without Losing yourself in the Process

5. Aim for “3-for-30”
Not everybody wants to hear this, but exercise is vital for a healthy body. Being active burns calories, and cardiovascular exercises strengthen the heart.

This doesn’t mean you need to be Michael Phelps or Julie Chu. Just 30 minutes of exercise for three days each week will go a long way toward keeping you fit!

So, there you have it. You don’t need to reinvent the wheel to stay healthy. Eat right, stay hydrated and get off your butt every once in a while to give your muscles a stretch. You’ll be back in your skinny jeans in no time!
Mollie
About the Author:

Mollie is a dietician and offers people and businesses info on how to stay healthy. She also recommends visiting Trac Services where you can read up on cosmetic and pharmaceutical legislation, therefore looking at every aspect of your lifestyle choices and how they affect your health.

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