Office workers often complain about never having time for exercises or weight loss because of the demands of their jobs.


Being on a diet with an office job can also be very frustrating because you often need extra resolve to resist the temptation of snacking.

To such persons, exercise and office job are two parallel lines that cannot meet.

If you want to lose weight or exercise behind your desk, you have to be strategic with your time and be willing to go the extra mile.


30 minutes

Take a look at your schedule and be willing to give 30 minutes for your workout session.

If you can’t afford 30 minutes every day, take baby steps by making it bi-weekly, but be ready to make every minute count.


Take the stairs

Just in case you have elevators and stairs at your workplace, remember to take the stairs instead of the elevator.

It’s a good way of exercising and when you feel lazy, think of all the calories you can burn if you take the stairs.

Keep your drawer healthy


Find another use for your drawer by keeping low calorie and easily stored snacks like nuts in it.

That way, you can eat healthy while satisfying the “snack urge”.

Drink water

According to medical experts, an adult must take at least 2.5 litres of water a day.


Drinking water during work hours helps you fight off fatigue, dehydration and the snack urge to some extent.

Although drinking a lot of water means that you will make frequent trips to the restroom, see it as an opportunity to stretch your legs.

Pack your lunch

Visiting that restaurant  close to your office during lunch break will only do two things for you – give you extra calories and make you spend money.


Bringing your own lunch to the office makes you avoid the temptation to eat 2 or 3 pieces of meat with your lunch.

You are trying to lose weight not to add some more.

Stand at your desk

You will be more comfortable doing this if you use your office alone.

You can stand and you can use the opportunity to do some leg/desk exercises.

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