Lunch Break Changes to Shed Pounds

Tell your boss you need a break–a real one, and step away from your desk!  Those of us who spend 8+ hours behind a computer 5 days a week are doing a lot of damage to our well being.  Not only is it depressing to peck away at a keyboard all day, but it negatively impacts your weight, posture, and other aspects of your physical and mental health.  I’ve been a big fan of my daily walks for the past 2 years, usually clocking 2 miles with a co-worker throughout most of the year (we’ve even gone when it’s freezing out!).  It gives us a change to unplug from work, feel the sun on our faces, chat, and break up the day.  We’d come back into the office rejuvenated and ready to preform our best–so it’s a win for our clients and our company too!  If walking isn’t you thing, it’s still important to get out from behind the desk and move a bit.

You can read more about the benefits of daily breaks and other ways to change up our work routine to drop a few lbs from Eat This, Not That!: 20 Best Lunch Habits to Drop 10 Pounds.

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Reinvent Your Sleep Routine

One of the biggest issues my clients discuss in therapy is a lack of comfortable, restful sleep.  Granted, my clients have almost all recently gone through drug or alcohol withdrawal, it’s a problem many of us can relate to.  I found a great article from Best Life: 15 Things You Should Never Do Before Bed.  Take a look at these tips and see if you can make some better choices for some better zzz’s.