The news this week that more than 20 million people in the UK are physically inactive has led to a lot of discussion over how to tackle the problem. But with no easy solution and rates of obesity rising fast has it come to the point that exercise should become part of our working day?
“Exercise in the office isn’t a new idea. But it’s such a clear win-win – in terms of health, morale, and productivity,” says Ryan Holmes, the CEO of HootSuite, a social media platform.
I work remotely as a fitness writer and yoga instructor and TBH, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t squeeze in a workout on my lunch break on some days.
Honestly, sitting hunched over my computer for hours about fitness really makes me crave a literal amazing, endorphin-filled sweat sesh and sometimes I just can’t wait until my shift is over to throw in a burpee or two. If you work a 9-to-5desk job, you probably feel my midday dead-lift daydreams on a spiritual level (or not, and in that case, you think I’m casually nuts).
It’s easy to trip up on our diet and exercise goals when holed up in an office all day. But that doesn’t mean you have to surrender in the battle of the bulge.
Fox News spoke with Lauren Blake, a dietitian at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, and Angel Planells, a Seattle-based dietitian and spokesman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, about some common diet mistakes people make at work, and how to fix them: