Tricks to Lose Weight While Sitting Down at your work place

Don't just sit there! Lose weight while you're at it!

We've all heard the negative consequences of a sedentary lifestyle (and if you haven't, they include obesity, type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and early death), but most of us still spend way too much time sitting down—and have the not-so-flat belly to prove it. In fact, Physical Activity Council report showed that the percent of Americans who participated in high-calorie-burning activities reached an all-time low in 2015. Scientists are still trying to figure out exactly why sitting is so detrimental to health, but one explanation is that the less we move the less fuel we require. So, when our eating habits remain the same, there is a surplus of blood sugar that floods the bloodstream and contributes to diabetes and other weight-related risks.

Take care of your body because it’s the only place you have to live In.

1. Turn down the Heat

Shiver your timbers! Because your body uses energy to keep you warm, turning down the thermostat may be able to help you burn more calories and attack belly fat stores.

2. Replace Your Chair

If you're looking to shed some pounds—and tone up in the process—invest in a stability ball. Swapping out your desk chair for a stability ball will help you strengthen your core, back, and legs and burn more calories at the same time.

3. Guzzle Down Glasses

Keeping water nearby at all times is one of our top 10 rules you must follow every day to lose 10 pounds. And luckily, you don't even need to stand up to do it! Because water is essential to hundreds of metabolic processes, keeping your body hydrated ensures your body is functioning at its optimal levels and boosts your energy.

4. Set Healthy Reminders

Don't go at it alone! A study published in Health Promotion Practice uncovered that those who received weekly text reminders of their daily "calorie budget" and motivational emails made healthier snack and meal choices throughout the week.

5. Sit Up Straight

You know your mind can affect your body, but did you know your body also can affect your mind? You might not feel confident, but if you take part in certain "power poses" like sitting up straight in your chair, psychologists like Harvard professor, Amy Cuddy, believe you can actually boost your mood, which may decrease levels of the stress-inducing and fat-storing hormone, cortisol.

6. Laugh A Little

Pull up a clip of your favorite comedian and your gut-busting laughter may actually help bust your gut. A study published in the International Journal of Obesity found that a genuine belly laugh may cause a 10 to 20 percent increase in basal metabolic rate—which translates to a staggering 40- to 170-calorie burn for every 10- to 15-minute laugh-a-thon! Pair this trick with sprinkling a little cayenne pepper on your food to double down on metabolism boosters.

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