Despite what many people think, their place of work is very likely the main reason for them gaining weight, despite how hectic and busy they think they are at their job. The various reasons for this will be looked at in this article and their solutions will also be provided. So read on to learn how to prevent yourself from getting fat at your place of work.
1. Stand and walk around more
Most people who work in offices do not get the exercise they need to keep them thin, because of their long working hours and usual daily tiredness and exhaustion after work, and also rushing to get to work in the morning.
One way to fix this is by standing up more often at work. Get a standing desk and a standing mat if you can. If you were to stand and walk around a lot during your working hours, you could end up walking kilometers, which will boost your fat burning abilities and strengthen your leg muscles.
2. Do relaxing things
Work is by far the most stress causing things in most people’s lives around the world. In fact research has shown that most people suffering from depression started being depressed by being stressed at work. This stress causes the cortisol hormone to be released, which in turn, causes the body to start converting sugars and carbs to fat for storage.
Stress may also cause you to eat more when you get back home from work, adding more sugars and carbs to your diet and reducing the effectiveness of your weight loss attempts.
To reduce the amount of this cortisol in your body, and hence your stress levels, do a relaxing activity like napping, taking a stroll, yoga and similarly relaxing activities, during your lunch break or if your boss has set a particular time out in a day to allow employees to let their hair down.
3. Cut down on social interactions centered around food
In many offices, people celebrate various accomplishments and events using food as the primary way to celebrate. Whether it be birthdays, childbirths, weddings, promotions, etc, try not to eat the sugar-packed snacks being offered as they will just cause weight gain. The same advice applies to offices where snacks are provided daily for lunch.
4. Take a water bottle to work with you
Most people eat not because they are hungry, but because they are bored. So instead of eating that snack at work that could make you fat, why not drink water, which has no calories?
Drinking water can also reduce the hunger pangs that you feel, leading you to not eat too much.
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