Office Weight Loss Competitions are an innovatively collaborative way to lose weight and keep it off. Studies have shown that long sedentary hours at the office can contribute to obesity and heart disease risks. Additionally, many offices provide a deliciously accessible variety of snacks to consume throughout the stresses of arduous work hours, making it difficult for the weight to come off. With some competitive motivation and encouragement from the entire office battling the weight loss journey together, it can become much more easier for you to ditch unhealthy foods and walk the extra mile.
Firstly, you want to gather up potential participants by advertising the competition. You could do this by posting flyers in the breakroom, sending group emails, posting the event on facebook, and more. Then, you want to establish a time and place for the first meeting, preferably somewhere convenient and accessible for everyone. Attending the meeting will give people the opportunity to understand the purpose and guidelines of the competition, enabling them to decide whether or not they are up to the challenge.
Secondly, try to set some basic rules that everyone has to follow, as well as an attractive reward that helps drive your coworkers towards their goals. For example, it is advisable for the weight loss to be achieved healthily, through a long-term exercise and nutrition plan instead of potentially harmful means such as laxatives or starvation. The prize can be rewarded at the end of the competition, or at consistent weekly intervals. Furthermore, there could be an allocated time and day of the week set for weigh-ins, where one scale in the office should be used for accuracy. Your coworkers and you could decide on either team or individual based competitions. Remember to set a viable and achievable time period for the weight loss journey to commence and end.
Thirdly, weight loss activities can also be effortlessly intertwined into the office schedule, where participants can engage each other in quick but efficient movements during breaks. For example, you can perform sets of sit-ups or squats in a group, enabling a more competitive scenario that encourages increase in performance and endurance.
Additionally, walking after lunch in a group is also a fun and easy method to exercise off the calories. Participants can also facilitate each other towards choosing healthy lunch alternatives, where they can compare and share how many calories they ate during the day and which nutritious ingredients they used to make their meal. Lunch breaks can also be an exciting way for participants to share their progressions during the week, or helpful tips they incorporated into their routines. Striving towards a weight loss goal on your own can be a daunting task, considering how much time, determination and effort it can take towards each milestone.
Moreover, since you will be the only one holding yourself accountable, you may fall into a pattern of delaying exercise regimens or cheating on diet plans. There is also the problem of maintaining continual inspiration as the weight loss journey progresses, where you may start to lose hope. However, within a group environment where everyone is participating towards one goal, there is a sense of healthy competition and encouragement that can help compel you to truly accomplish your weight loss goals.