Stay Healthy, Even While at Work!

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When you work eight-hour days, it’s so hard to bring yourself to go to the gym when you get off. Yes, regular exercise is necessary for maintaining a healthy weight and keeping your heart healthy, but between working full-time/going to school, finding time to cook, and maintaining a social life, we tend to make gym time an afterthought. And ofttimes, it’s not even an afterthought–we honestly don’t have time to make it to the gym!

Luckily, there is a solution to this seemingly insoluble problem. Find time during the day to get active. If you work in a city, leave home a little early, park 5 blocks away from your job and walk the rest of the way. You’ll get a chance to get some walking in, which is especially great if you have to sit down all day. When you get to work, take the stairs instead of the elevator. Any opportunity that you see to raise your heart rate, take it!

Another great option is to keep your abdominal muscles contracted at your desk. Spend one minute contracting them, then release them, making sure you’re controlling your breathing. With a combination of these small routine changes, you’ll begin to feel your body reacting to becoming more active. Most importantly, you won’t feel so guilty when you’re unable to go to the gym because you’ve been getting in a workout all day long!

If your weekends are a little less hectic, make time to get in the gym and do 30 minutes or more of cardio. Try to push yourself and really work your body to the max, since it may be the only real exercise you’ll get for the week. Your weight loss specialist in Petersburg, VA will notice the change in your progress, and you’ll be able to see differences in your body as you keep this up.

Of course, you’ll want to check in with your doctor in Petersburg, VA to make sure you’re on the healthy track to losing weight, and even inquire about healthy alternatives to your everyday meals. If you’re on the program at New You Weight Loss Program, the nurses will give you a packet with healthy breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack ideas! Take advantage of this, and combined with your day-long workouts, you can get the body you’ve always wanted!

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