Can work help with weight loss?

There are many diets and weight plans available but it is common knowledge that the healthiest way to lose weight is to eat less, eat healthier and exercise. This can be easier said than done for many with hectic lifestyles but your working life can assist in the process.

A full time worker spends a great deal of their life at work, which has a massive impact on their health. Whether you let this be a positive or negative influence is your hands. Unfortunately issues such as injury and illness could be out of your control but your general health can be improved by small changes. These changes could help you lose weight and improve your overall health.

Going to work everyday gives you a routine and this routine can assist in losing weight. Firstly work stops you staying in bed all day, keeping you active. You may not class it as exercise but being active through the day, be it walking to the bus or your car, walking to and from the water machine or up and down stairs all contribute to good health. You shouldn’t rely on just this as your only exercise but it does assist and is far better than staying put at home.

Utilise your lunch break and don’t just stay at your desk. Sitting in the same position all day can have other health implications such as back and repetitive strain injury. Moving away from your desk will also give your eyes a rest from your computer screen. Go for a walk to the shops, increasing the exercise you can do at work.

Being in a routine also has a positive affect on your diet. Working will encourage you to eat breakfast, which as we all know is ‘the most important meal of the day’. This is true as it gives you energy for the day and starts your metabolism, which will aid in your weight loss. The good routine of eating should continue throughout the day, following the policy; eat a little, often. This allows your body to fully digest meals and not store any of it as fats. Utilise your allotted breaks to have small meals at regular intervals. This will stop you from over eating with one large meal at lunch that will sit unhealthily on your stomach.

The good routine that your job gives you will only assist in weight loss if you eat healthily. Plan your meals the day before to avoid you snacking on junk food. There are plenty of easy meals that can be prepared at home. This includes salads, fruit, pasta and sandwiches. These will all be healthier when made by you rather than shop bought alternatives, plus considerably cheaper.

Being at work boosts your moral and motivation in all areas of your life. This will increase your likelihood of joining in social interaction such as sports clubs. As well as helping you lose weight, this will also make you happier. If you are happier in work you will become more productive and may even receive a pay rise or promotion.

Work has a large influence over your life. Use it in a positive way to keep you happy, health and to lose weight.

Author Bio; Chris Evans – Atrium Legal

Atrium Legal Services are specialists in work claims for illness and injury compensation. We help workers every day who’s health has been effected by their job. www.AtriumLegal.com

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