Is your desk job making you fat?

Is your desk job making you fat?

If you have a job that requires sitting all day long with little or no movement, you’re more than likely going to pack on the pounds.  Here are some tips to avoid the Office Pounds:

  1.  Eat a
    healthy breakfast.  Stay away from fast
    food drive thru’s that serves biscuit and crossaint breakfast sandwiches.  Stick with a health green juice, protein
    shake, yogurt topped with berries, veggie egg omelet and Quaker oats.  One trick I do is make a baking dish with egg
    beaters and fresh veggies, bake in oven, cut into squares and that’s your
    breakfast for the whole week with a serving of fruit or piece of ezekiel bread.

  2. Get Moving! 
    Every 30 minutes get up from your chair and do some stretches or take a
    walk to the other end of the building. 
    Use stairs instead of the elevator. 
    Take a brisk 30 minute walk at lunchtime with a co-worker.  Have a walking work meeting,  which you talk about business while

  3. Pack a cooler! 
    Bring a cooler filled with healthy snacks and lunch for the day.  I bring my cooler with me most days of the
    week filled with greek yogurt, organic peanut butter, fresh fruit, celery,
    carrots, wraps, tuna sandwich, salads and soups.

  4. Allow yourself some flexibility.  Allow yourself some flexibility when going to
    lunch with your co-workers or business meetings.  All you need to do is stick to healthy
    choices when ordering from the menu. 
    Check out the menu ahead of time on the internet so you know exactly
    what you are going to order.  Have fun
    with your food and don’t be too serious!

  5. Office treats. 
    Yes, we’ve all had it when everyone brings in cakes, cookies, candy and
    leaves them out in an open space for everyone to eat.  At my work we designated an empty office to
    place the treats in.  This way it was
    easier to avoid them when you didn’t see them every time you walked past
    them.  Bring health treats to office
    parties that way you always have something healthy to snack on.

About the author:

Sharon Dangles is a holistic health lifestyle coach, and certified in essential oils
transforming the lives of women’s wellness movement. Received her training
through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Sharon is the founder of Sharon Holistic Living, a holistic lifestyle resource for women to find balance in their lives through wellbeing. Her practice provides support to busy women that are trying to find balance of eating healthy, reduce stress, business mentoring and finding natural alternatives to medicine by educating them on essential oils.

Sharon has done public speaking events on health and nutrition as well as business mentoring.  She recently attended the 2013 JNL World Conference with like-minded fit women and spoke on Powerful Networking Tips that Sets you Apart from the Pack!  www.SharonHolisticLiving.com

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