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How to Avoid On-the-Job Weight Gain

Avoid Packing on Pounds Behind Your Desk



8/7/2013 9:08:42 AM

Good tips


8/4/2013 5:39:28 PM

DELLMEL's SparkPage
Great article. Wouldn't let me save it.


8/4/2013 11:58:00 AM

_FALINE_'s SparkPage
They left out - avoid the breakroom! My co-workers are always bringing donuts, cookies, cake... etc.. for all to enjoy.


8/4/2013 9:30:45 AM

I found this article very helpful. I wish I had seen it sooner. Recently I have passed up sweets at work on the counter. I was even extra careful about what I consumed at the fair.


8/4/2013 8:39:13 AM

good article and i do some these already. since i started back at work 3 months ago, i have been walking to the bus stop to get work and back from bus stop to home. it takes about 22 minutes back and forth, adds up to 44 minutes walking everyday; not counting the weekends.

salad, fruit, water or turkey sandwich is all good, when working at a desk job. slowly losing weight and i like, not going to bother with the scale.


6/25/2013 1:21:47 PM

KMILL0718's SparkPage
Thanks for the advice! I work with kids (substitute teaching during the school year, working at a summer camp now) and am constantly surrounded by treats. It's really difficult to say no to a cupcake when you have a smiling six year old giving it to you!


6/25/2013 10:17:09 AM

I have a desk job working from home. I have a treadmill desktop... love it. I work and walk and hardly notice the time goes by and 16,000 steps later? ahhhhh


10/21/2012 9:57:16 PM

ELLESSE0's SparkPage
Funny enough, I lost more weight after getting my (mostly) desk job! I think part of it actually had to do with having more defined times for eating. When I was spending most of my day at home, I ate whenever I felt like it, and I could easily cook myself up a big lunch. Now that I'm at work, I always eat a light breakfast to start my day, I pack a portioned snack or two, and my lunch is typically lower calorie than something I'd make at home. That said, I also walk a minimum of 1.5 miles as part of my commute every day and try to take the stairs as much as possible.


10/20/2012 2:58:18 PM

I know Joani. I had an addiction to crunch too! I think it came from frustration. A lot of people don't like their jobs or some other aspect of their lives that leads to cravings. When I took a look at my life in greater detail, I was able to shake the crunch craving. Plus our modern lifestyle tends to keep us at our desks, or behind steering wheels. We definitely need to compensate by moving our bodies in other ways. I find walking for an hour or two with a friend helps the time pass quickly. Yoga is good too.


10/20/2012 5:56:31 AM

I have been on vacation (at home) all week. I have not really worked extra hard at anything but have lost 6 lbs since being away from the office. Boy did this wake me up to stress eating. I have an addiction to crunch. Not munch, but something crunchy. Rice cracker , celery here I come!!!


10/20/2012 2:57:57 AM

SARACUP's SparkPage
Overall helpful tips, but "deliver that memo in person" had me laughing my head off. Who types "memos" on paper anymore? They are generally sent as emails. If someone delivered to me a paper memo, I don't know what I'd do with it.


5/15/2011 8:30:14 AM

I read this article standing, so that at least I won't be sedentary all day long...


5/14/2011 5:19:38 AM

I bring a portable DVD player with me to work, and during the lunch break or one of the 10 min. breaks I pop in a 'Walking Off the Pounds' video . Also, have marked out an area in the call center when I need a bit of excercise 40 laps is one mile. So marking off an area at your job can also get you up and moving. If you put out the examples, others will come !!


3/7/2011 10:42:38 PM

CEHALLA's SparkPage
I'm glad to have worked in retail the last 15 years, or I would be in worse health than I am. I get lots of exercise walking my floor and moving stuff around. I have to stand at my computer on the floor.
So I have to really go to the gym or prioritize more exercise outside of work to lose weight.


3/7/2011 8:07:54 AM

This article rings so true for me and another reason why I love SP. I've been implementing these strategies for the past two months and have had great results so far. After working in desk jobs for 25 years, this lifestyle has taken its toll on my health. Fortunately, I'm still young enough to turn my situation around and create a new way of being!

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