Are you too inquisitive about your gaining weight & not finding any way to reduce it or tired of spending money on your well-being treatment? We guess, many of you, in fact, our young folks are struggling hard to fight with their weight issue, but failed to resolve. Even in the corporate culture, people are confronting same issues of sitting at a similar place and working for prolonged hours from the same cubicle desk without taking any pause making them obese and affecting their work productivity.
On World Obesity Day, which is observed on 11th October 2018, with an aim to bring change in the general attitude towards weight and obesity of the people. There are a number of campaigns that are engaging and helping obese on weight stigma. Meanwhile, the renowned companies are taking the initiative to engage their staffs in other activities so those office goers who are undergoing with health issues can embrace the healthy work environment. Let’s know some of the facts about how to reduce the weight at the workplace.
A report by the National Family Health Survey, based on a survey conducted by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the number of obese people in the country have doubled in the last decade. If that isn’t alarming enough, then we don’t know what is. There are a number of reasons why obesity is increasing in India, as Dr Ramen Goel, a bariatric surgeon explains. “The reasons include the presence of obesity-favouring genetic factors, increasing affluence of society with resultant food abundance, restricted physical activities, cultural habits like gifting sweets during festivals, and excessive use of fats in cooking.
There are around 3000 workers who believe that a lot of work is the main reason for being obese at the extreme level. Almost 60% of respondents said that they felt overweight due to offices boring dull environment and nine hours working without taking a break.
Keys to Lowering Obesity in the Workplace
Avoid eating at your desk: People who have gained weight at their job are more likely to eat lunch on their desks and do less exercise or any physical activity. On these terms, obesity is affecting the workplace in different ways. For example, obese people will often have to take more time off work – both short and long-term because of health conditions.
Obesity can also affect the productivity of a workplace: If someone is obese, their health will be worse and they will be more likely to suffer from issues such as back problems and others. This means that even if they aren’t taking time off work, ‘presenteeism’ can be an issue, as the staff member’s health conditions can affect their ability to do their work properly.
Use natural light: You can make an eco-friendly office by creating use of the bright days. Draw up those blinds and let your team drench up the under the Sun! In this way, you can diminish your energy utilization by up to 75%.
Improve physical activity by organizing sports activities in the workplace: Presently, many tech offices are facilitating the sports activity and offering subsidized membership passes for the office goers. Top tech companies like Google, Microsoft, Infosys, these are the companies, providing the joyful, beaming and conducive work culture for the employees, enabling them to play video games, bowling and etc. to help the workers to take part in the healthy work culture.
Avoid the Vending Machine: The vending machine is the most responsible one for a weight gain. If you head over to it with the thought that you’ll definitely get something healthy, the temptation of fast food is too close for comfort.
Make a plan for food intake: Generally, we eat unhealthy food because we have to make last-minute eating decisions and end up relying too much on fast food and junk food. This can be especially true at work, where deadlines get in the way of taking a real lunch break. Make a plan for getting healthy meals, and stick to it.
Practice Yoga: The study found that both over-weight adults who regularly practiced yoga for at least 4 years were less likely to gain weight. If you increase your physical activity it helps in losing your excessive weight. So, with that in mind, it is important to choose the right style of yoga. The second, more subtle factor, is yoga’s ability to foster an inward focus, making you more aware of how your body feels in all of your daily activities.
Co-working office spaces offering fitness perks: After obesity has become a much-paying attention concept, the office spaces have started providing fitness perks with facilitating gym equipment, fitness membership pass in the workspace to make professionals healthy and creating the culture for the workers to worry less about the gaining weight.
Fitting offices with standing desks: Office space is supporting people by offering them more standing meetings or even walking meetings in the open air; improving the look and environment around stairways and introducing signage so more people choose the stairs over the lift.
Overweight and obesity may increase the risk of many health problems, including diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers which undoubtedly give a negative impact on your work. If you know any of your colleague who is troubled with obesity due to prolonged hours at work than let us know, we help you with the best solutions to curb your obesity problem.