Prolonged sitting is one of the biggest perpetrators of obesity. Think of it, most of us are glued to our workstations without moving much. A recently published study in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine suggests people to take a break every 30 minutes.
Some of the previously conducted studies have already linked sedentary lifestyle and prolonged sitting with risks of developing heart ailments, cancer, diabetes and even early death.
While taking a break every 30 minutes is imperative, we also suggest simple exercises, like neck rotations or body stretches, that can be done while you’re at your workstation.
If you work for long hours, it is imperative for you to keep your diet in mind. Take a look at the points mentioned below:
- Snacking is extremely important for weight loss. Even if you aren’t trying to lose weight, healthy snacking always facilitates weight management and gives you a much-needed energy kick when you need it the most. Choose from fresh juices, curd, boiled eggs, nuts, seeds, fresh fruits, soups, salads.
- Steer clear of aerated and carbonated drinks. You can try buttermilk or natural fluids like coconut water, green tea over energy drinks.
- Caffeine intake must be monitored.
If you are pregnant then you must follow a healthy lifestyle.