My job has me sitting in a chair at a desk and staring at a monitor.
I switch between typing on a keyboard and talking on the phone for eight to ten hours per day.
My work is extremely sedentary. Although I have an ergonomic chair, I tend to get very sore by the end of the day. I’ve had problems with headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome and severe back pain. I’ve struggled with aching joints and weight gain. About a year ago, I realized I needed to make some changes. I was worried about my health deteriorating and facing some major medical problems. I knew it was time to start eating better and making an effort to be more physically active. I paid a visit to a local health and wellness center and consulted with a nutritionist and personal trainer. I was given a customized meal plan to help me lose weight and increase my energy levels. The nutritionist recommended that I stop drinking so much coffee and processed foods. She helped me with a grocery list and menu that included lots of different types of vegetables, fruit, tofu, quinoa and whole grains. I then sat down with the personal trainer and discussed my goals. I got weighed and measured. The training sessions are extremely demanding and high intensity. At first, I was tempted to quit, because I was so sore and exhausted after every workout. However, I’ve since seen a huge improvement in my stamina. I sleep better at night, am more productive during the day and I’m in a better mood.