I don’t know about you, but this has been a constant battle for me. I know sitting at the computer all day is not healthy for anyone.
But, that is what I do…I’m on my computer an average of 8 to 10 hours every week day marketing my websites and keeping them updated. And sometimes, I end up working on the weekends. That adds up to quite a bit of time sitting in my office, which in turn could result in unwanted extra pounds if I’m not careful.
I know this is something that all work at home Moms can relate to, unless you are a naturally thin person and have lucky genetics.
It is somewhat different for those who are involved in direct selling home businesses. They have products to deliver…some host parties, and some attend craft shows, home business conferences, and seminars. They tend to be a bit more active instead of sitting in front of a computer all day.
Staying in one place all day is not healthy at all. It slows down your metabolism, it slows down your blood circulation, and slows down your digestive tract. It also interferes with oxygen flow to the brain. It just isn’t good for you, unless you take the required steps to help yourself.
I have found the below tips to be quite helpful and also strive more everyday to follow them:
* A daily exercise routine, preferably in the morning
* Drink plenty of water, at least 4 to 6 glasses per day
* Take one or two short walks during the day, in addition to the workout in the morning
* Don’t eat meals at the computer desk
* Don’t eat snacks at the computer desk
* Watch your in-take of carbohydrates, sugars, and fats
I do my workout in the morning.
I get it over with first thing so I don’t have to worry about it for the rest of the day, I feel more energized during the day, and I just feel better and more ready to face my daily tasks. Plus it helps those endorphins kick in that just makes me feel better physically and mentally.
I have done more than just manage my weight by following the above tips. I have actually lost some weight. That in itself, makes me want to strive to keep doing what I’m doing and stay as healthy as I can.
If you are a work a home Mom, and you battle with weight-gain…think about the tips I have provided. Discipline yourself and try and stick with a daily routine for more activity, less weight-gain, and a more healthier you.
Article Written By Tammy Embrich
Tammy has been successful in the work at home industry for many years. She is an Internet Marketer, Article Marketer, and Ghostwriter. She offers free job leads for the job seeker, as well as other work at home resources, work at home articles, tips, and more at http://www.onestopwebemployment.com
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