Work equals sitting for most of us- sitting and not moving for many hours of the day. All that sitting can lead to lower levels of fitness and more pounds around the waistline. Many people complain they don’t have enough hours in the day to fit in their workout, but here are a few tips to squeeze in some fitness at work, the place that most of us spend the majority of our day.
1. Go halfsies on your lunch hour.
That doesn’t mean only eat half your meal, it means eat for the first 30 minutes and walk for the second 30 minutes. That little walk adds up quickly!
2. Be your own transportation.
Many of us don’t work too far from our homes that a bike ride is out of the question. If a commute can be made on bike or foot, chances are you’re required cardio for the week will be accomplished.
The workplace is a diet disaster waiting to happen every day. Even the most well-intentioned person can fall prey to temptations that lurk just around the cubicle. The New York Times has a nice little piece about people who struggle with their workplace diet. Each gives their story and how they handle the difficult situations, including one who lost 50 pounds doing the South Beach Diet in secret.