Is your career getting in the way of your fitness?  Learn simple “move more” tips to stop fat in its tracks and fit fitness in at work

Researchers are discovering that working nine-to-five may be both positive and negative for most Americans.  The clear positives go with stable income and providing for yourself and family.  In light of the necessity for revenue, there is an alarming growing trend for out of shape Americans with typical nine-to-five jobs.  According to a recent study, “more than 40 percent of people say they’ve gained weight at their current job (Harris Interactive survey commissioned by CareerBuilder).”  However, it gets worse! Out of the group surveyed who said they’ve gained weight, almost 60% gained more than 10 pounds, and 30% gained more than 20 pounds.

The great news is work place weight gain is preventable and can be reversed for good.  Although researches are seeing a sad trend of inactivity in younger generations, the simplest solution is to become more active.  Think “fat or fit?”  As long as you’re trying, you’re getting fit.  Start with adding basic activity to the typical workday.  Regular water breaks, standing up and stretching should never be neglected and provide the perfect reasons to start moving more at work.

Any activity is good activity

As a goal, everyone needs 30 minutes of exercise a day, five to six times a week.  The little changes throughout the day will impact the number on the scale—and more importantly, your overall health—in a big way.  Even if it’s in short spurts, it counts!  Keeping a pedometer on hand may sound corny, but it works and creates simple, obtainable goals that promote weight loss.

Failure to prepare equals prapring to fail

In addition to activity, one needs to improve nutrition for optimum weight loss.  The simplest way to do this is by packing your own lunch.  More often then not, lunch breaks wind up at fast food restaurants or vending machines.  Being prepared can provide healthy alternatives and commitment to a nutritious lifestyle.  RundleFit’s Workout Anywhere has an “On-The-Go Meal Plan” busy, health conscientious workers.

To avoid diabetes, heart disease, bad cholesterol and inflamed joints associated with unnecessary weight gain, try these simple “move more” fitness at work tips:

  • To start the day off right, pick a safe parking spot in walking distance to the door, but not right next to the door.  As well, take the stairs over the elevator (count those steps).
  • Take regular water breaks for a couple minutes each.  Stretch out, shake out your legs, do some squats and rehydrate.  On a side note, a number of workstations are converting to standing or exercise ball setups.  This is a proven calorie burning technique.
  • Prepare your own lunch and snacks to ensure health minded options are being consumed.  Take your lunch on a stroll and to “walk it out.”
  • Instead of happy hour, try the fitness solution below with your coworkers, and friends.  It’s a great lunch break or post-work workout and can be accomplished within 15 minutes.

What is the ultimate fitness at work system?

For an all-level fitness at work program that burns fat in 15 minutes, check out our anywhere workouts that require little to no equipment.  In 15 one can complete a full body workout ideal for burning fat and building lean muscle.

You may ask yourself, “will I get sweaty?”  The answer is probably.  However, that’s the cost of efficient and effective fat loss.  You can always workout at home work, or after, but make sure this is commitment you’ll not overlook.

Plus, 15-minute workouts leave plenty of time to freshen up, have a meal and return back to work revitalized.  If you’re more likely to exercise during the day, then after work, take advantage Workout Anywhere’s system over letting a little sweat stop you.

Cheers to your health from anywhere!

-RundleFit-


Coach Jessica
Coach Jessica

Jessica & Justin Rundle are Spokane natives and the founders of Workout Anywhere (a Northwest fitness training app for busy parents, by busy parents). In addition, the two are the official strength & conditioning coaches for Mt. Spokane High School. To Learn more about Jessica and Justin Rundle, click here: Meet Team RundleFit.

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