You may wonder how you could possibly lose lots of weight just by walking, but thousands of people are doing it every day. Your lunch break might not be long enough to hit the gym or take a class, but everyone has the opportunity to spend 20-30 minutes walking every day, and that’s all you need!
First decide how and when you’re going to be walking. You can pick a time at lunch where you walk for a half hour or so, potentially while you’re eating your lunch. You can add in walking on every break you take throughout the day for a little more time on your feet. Finally, if you want to do even more, you can make small efforts throughout the day to extend your time on your feet. Park further from your office, take the stairs, make extra trips to the water cooler or copier, or walk to your boss’ desk to ask questions instead of using the phone.
Make sure to get yourself a good pair of walking shoes and break into your walking routine slowly. You can start with 10 minutes at lunch and work your way up over the course of a few weeks. Bring an umbrella on rainy days so you don’t have an excuse to postpone your walks, and a little extra deodorant never hurt anyone.
Don’t forget that in order to lose the weight, you have to live a healthy lifestyle. That means eating a proper diet high in vegetables and fruit, and leaving the processed junk foods alone. You need to get a good night’s sleep every night, and drink lots of water to help your body flush out the toxins as you burn through fat. Good luck in your weight loss and check back soon for more workplace health tips.