How To Stay Fit And Healthy In An Office Job

Does the sight of your ever-growing belly making you sad and depressed? Is it difficult for you to work out or do yoga as your office time is eating up most of your day? But you still are determined to stay healthy while keeping up your office job and so you are here looking for some answers. Well no one can promise a miracle but you got to start somewhere to stay fit and healthy in an office job.

There are a few things which you can take care of right away and implement a few simple things towards achieving your goals of having a good health without missing out on your work. Well if you are able to achieve this feat, it’s going to really piss off some of your jealous colleagues, which will leave them thinking,”How on earth were you able to do that?” Feeling motivated already? Good, so let’s get started.

1. Water

Use this cheap resource very well to benefit yourself. Start your day with at least 2 to 3 glasses of water,or even better add a dash of lime and 1 spoon of honey to your water. This will kick-start your metabolism and will help you burn some fat.

2. Don’t dare miss out of breakfast

Make this a cardinal rule, that no matter what, you are just not going to skip your breakfast. Having a wholesome breakfast gives you energy to carry out your work till lunch break and will keep you away from snacking on unhealthy stuff. Make sure you have breakfast at home and not on your way to office with burgers, fries or rolls which has a high amount of salt and calories.  A good wholesome breakfast of oats, muesli, cereals with fruits like bananas,papaya or pineapple which will pack you up with carbohydrates and fiber is a good way to treat your body in the morning.

3. Lunch Time

If you get this correct you will put yourself of fast track to get fit and healthy in an office job. Bring your own lunch dear. No, that doesn’t mean buying yourself one from the restaurant, but straight from your house. Restaurants many a times offer large portions and you end up eating more than required ( and feel sleepy in those killing noon hours).

4. Avoid coffee or other sugary drinks and sodas

If you are feeling sleepy after your lunch have green tea. This will not add up your calorie intake and will in fact keep your metabolism active so that you burn some calories and stay awake too.

5. Don’t sit in your chair forever

If you find your chair very relaxing, just have a look at your tummy and you will realize what it has done to you. Don’t sit on your chair for more than 20 mins, stand up, walk around a bit. Don’t use the intercom, instead visit your colleague’s cubicle. If your company is paying for your mobile then there is nothing like it. Keep on walking while you are on your phone.

6. Ditch the elevator

Go the old way, use stairs. What to do if your office is on the 20th floor? Well at least climb 3 to 4 floors and then take the elevator. When you climb stairs, you are using almost more than 200 muscles to climb a single stair. Imagine the amount of calories you will burn by doing this everyday. Do use stairs to climb down as well, though you may require less energy to do that, but your muscles still need to do their job to get to the ground floor.

7. Find the farthest spot to park your car

Most people think its smart to park the car close to the lobby so that they will be able to access the car after the office. You act real smart here, park as far as you can and brisk walk you way to the lobby. From here on you can take the stairs as well. Oh, are you the only one who is hitting the stairs and others who are waiting their turn at the lift giving you weird glances? No, believe me those are not weird glances, they are just too ashamed to do what you are doing. So feel proud and hit the stairs with dignity.

8. Don’t let stress get the better of you

Stress or anxiety will kill all your efforts to get healthy in an office job. You may over eat or snack on unhealthy foods or drink way more than the limits when under stress. If you get stressed up easily, learn meditation or some breathing techniques which will help you release stress. And don’t let any bad things happened to you at the office get hold of you. Let go off such things as soon as you can as holding up to them will do you no good.

9.  What are you having for dinner?

Long day at work can keep you hungry for most of the evening and you may tend to over eat at dinner. Have some nuts and dry fruits in you office bag. Have them in the evening to curb hunger. Have a light dinner which does not have any carbs and is more on protein and fiber.

10. Get enough sleep

Studies have shown that a good amount of sleep is crucial for you to keep weight gain at bay and you will feel refreshed for your next day at work and be more active and energetic. This will also help in consuming less coffee at work.

These tips are really simple to follow and I have tried out this stuff and I have been able to stay fit and healthy in my office job. Try to implement these 10 tips for you stay fit and healthy in an office job and see the difference that you will do to yourself.

5 Simple Tips For A Healthy Heart

So you think your heart has gone weak and climbing those stairs is leaving you short of breath? Do you think with a healthier heart you would have been able to do that? Probably yes. Our lifestyle has screwed us so badly that we hardly even walk these days, leave alone climbing stairs. Elevators and escalators have taken care of that too. You really need a reason to walk these days, don’t you? (Pardon my sarcasm, but this is what it has come down to for many of us.)

Good at least you realized that something is not correct about your heart and it has got you and your family worried. When it comes down to your health it’s never too late to start anything. If you are too scared to hit the gym on the other street or do crazy yogic stretches  just follow these five simple tips for a start (C’mon, you need to start somewhere) so keep it simple but effective.

5 Simple Tips For A Healthy Heart

1. Get The Vital Numbers Of Your Body

You know what you are dealing with, so it’s better to know your blood pressure, cholesterol and triglyceride levels and of course your weight before you start your way to achieve a healthier heart. If they are not in range (high possibility), don’t fret, at least you know where you got to land.

2. Start Walking

Do you remember how much you used to walk or cycle in your school days. Probably you are not even doing 5% of that  walking. So start walking, you need to walk minimum 20 to 30 mins. Start doing it on alternate days and slowly make it a habit to walk daily for a healthier heart. As per studies a good dose of walking regularly can reduce the risk of premature death by almost 50% (isn’t it a good enough reason to start walking for a healthier heart?) Also check out 10000 steps a day to stay healthy.

3. Laugh Your Heart Out

Even in the laughter department you seemed to have taken a miss. Your office where you spend most of your day will not going to provide you the environment to laugh like crazy (Yes, you should go crazy sometimes; it’s good to go crazy). Laughter is really the best medicine that you will find. Can you imagine that laughing for just 15 minutes is like doing 30 mins of aerobic exercise? Yes, it is (don’t even think about skipping on your walking plan). Also check out Laugh your heart out and keep looking young.

4. Reduce your waistline

Knocking a few inches off your waistline will do a lot better to your body than anything else. You will feel a new zeal of energy in your body every morning when you wake up. Reducing fat around your waistline will give a new definition your body and it will help in reducing problems like high blood pressure, cholesterol and the risk of diabetes.

5. Sleep like a baby

You should check how many hours of sleep you are actually getting. If you are deprived of sleep then it will increase problems in your body like stress, blood pressure, increase your appetite and slow down your metabolism (which pretty much screws everything). So make sure you are getting at least 7 hours of sound sleep every night.

You need to start small for achieving something big. Start with these 5 simple tips for a healthy heart.