Learn how 47-year old Rajesh lost 18kg in 8 months, and what you can do to begin your own success story.

The Office Worker’s Plight

When was the last time you were sitting at your desk and noticed a paunch? More recently than you would like. Sometimes genetics can be the prime culprit, so knowing your genetic history can help determine what steps to take. However, it’s vital to remember, that ‘genes load the gun, but lifestyle pulls the trigger.’

The Scourge Is ‘Sittosis’

Be it at the computer, at the wheel, or during mealtimes – the average office worker sits for about 10 hours daily. Experts want us start standing up at work for at least two hours a day – and work up to four, according to The Washington Post.

This recommendation is not unexpected, as it is widely agreed that adult humans should aim to walk around 10,000 steps per day. The debate whether to buy standing desks or treadmill desks should now be over.

Recognising the problem is the easy part. Setting clear health objectives, reaching them and keeping them is less so. For example like committing to reducing one’s waist circumference to less than 32 inches – now considered a wiser health parameter to consider than basal metabolic weight (BMI) could be one goal to target.

Paradoxically, food and exercise is not always the main culprit but stress is. In this hyper-wired world, stressors of all kinds cause cortisol hormones to flood the body and disrupt the adrenal glands that hamper the body’s natural weight regulation mechanism.

Never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time.

Make a Change

We’ve trawled through countless weight loss success stories and this one is particularly encouraging as his challenge is what countless people face. ShapeFit recounts the testimonial of Rajesh, a 47-year old financial advisor from Mumbai in India. Like many, his desk job and lack of a healthy regime saw him balloon to 95kg. When dangerously high blood pressure and blood sugar levels pushed him stop what he was doing and go about his routine differently, Rajesh lost an impressive 18kg, dropping down to 77kg, adding years to his life and health to his years.

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