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Nutrisystem Announces Latest Weight Loss Success Story: Military Mom Regains Fit Form; Plus, Five Tips for Workplace Wellness
Date:1/10/2013

wenty-six percent of workers gained over 10 pounds, and 14 percent gained over 20 pounds. In addition to eating a healthy, well-balanced diet, such as the meals provided by the Nutrisystem® plan, there are simple changes employees can make in the workplace to eat right, stay active and get fit.

Nutrisystem Reveals Five Tips for Workplace Wellness:

Take a walk. Sitting in front of a computer all day isn’t likely to get your heart rate up. During lunch, go for a brisk walk. Nothing fancy – 10 minutes is enough. And instead of riding the elevator up to your office, taking the stairs instead will help you burn some extra calories.

Pack your lunch. That way, you’ll have complete control over your calorie intake, portion size and you can plan healthy options for your lunch the night before. And bonus – you might even save a few bucks! It’s also a good idea to pack a few healthy snacks to help keep you away from the office vending machine.

Drink responsibly. Steer clear of sodas and sugary drinks. They're very tempting, and may help you stay charged up while working, but they are most often filled with empty calories in the form of sugar. If you still need the caffeine, consider coffee or tea in moderation, but watch those sugar packets!

Exercise in the workplace. There are plenty of sites online that offer ideas for exercising in the workplace. You might even consider a small set of weights. There are also free programs for computers that alert you when it is time to stretch or take a break, and offer you exercise options.

Find a workplace workout buddy. Find a coworker who’s also interested in working out
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