Your Office Job is Making You Fat! Here’s How to Lose that Extra Weight
According to a Health Promotion Board study, “the average Singaporean today is heavier, more likely to overeat and – unsurprisingly – tends to put on weight once [s]he enters the workforce.” Long stressful hours cooped up in the office coupled with the endless supply of junk food and general inactivity, it’s no wonder that we start to pack on the pounds – especially around our tummy, hips and thighs! But yet, we understand that crash diets don’t work and there is simply no time for regular exercises. So, we have compiled a list of slimming tips just for you.
Here is our Office Weight Loss Survival Guide!
1. Work-Waist Balance
Stress causes your body to release a hormone that increases appetite and craving for sugary foods. Instead of reaching out for that doughnut or soda can, keep healthier snack options like nuts and dark chocolates nearby. Dark chocolates are proven to lower stress hormones like cortisol! You can also practice meditation or mindfulness whenever the craving hits you. Take in deep breaths and relax your mind for 5-10 mins to lower your stress levels.
2. Brrr, It’s Cold In Here
It’s such a common complaint that the air-con at your workplace is too cold. But did you know that being in such freezing temperatures all the time could lead to weight gain? For every 1 degree drop in your temperature, your metabolism may slow down by 12%! This in turn affects your digestion and fat-burning, causing you to suffer from constipation, accumulate stubborn fats and put on weight!
3. Sitting Is The New Smoking
Many researchers have discovered that prolonged sitting increases the risk of developing several serious illnesses like various types of cancer, heart disease and type 2 diabetes. It also causes a bulging tummy and accumulated fats around the thighs and hips!
#Tip: Set your phone alarm for every 20-30mins, take a walk, stand up and stretch, visit the restroom, refill your water bottle and make sure you get your sedentary butt moving every so often!
4. Do Desk Exercises (Secretly!)
- The Tummy Tuck: Sit up straight in your chair and tighten your abdominal muscles for 10 secs. Relax for 10 secs and then repeat. Repeat for at least 5 mins
- Dancing Queen: Tap your feet repeatedly under the desk, alternate between both legs for 5 mins.
- Twerk it: Squeeze your glutes while in a sitting position, hold for 5-10 seconds, and release. Repeat for 5 mins.
5. Cheers to Green Tea
Green tea helps in fat burning and has antioxidant properties that are beneficial for your health. It also contains EGCG (Epigallocatechin gallate), a substance that can help boost your metabolic rate. This effect is amplified more when coupled with exercises!
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