3 Things to Do at Your Desk on Cyber Monday

Article posted in: Lifestyle
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Today is Cyber Monday, which is typically the biggest online shopping day of the year. It started as a way for online-only retailers to compete with the Black Friday sales of brick-and-mortar stores, and took place on the Monday after Thanksgiving, way back in the dark ages when most people had broadband internet connections only at work.

We don’t mean to suggest that you’re doing anything at work today besides work. After all, you earn a day’s wage for a day’s work, right?

But studies show brief breaks from your tasks can actually make you more productive over the course of the day. They can also be a great way to bolster your weight loss efforts.

Here are three things you can do today at your desk to help yourself feel better and continue losing weight.

Log Your Progress

People who write down everything they do on a weight loss program lose more weight and tend to keep it off more successfully than those who don’t maintain a journal. The theory is that by keeping a written or digital journal of your efforts and your progress, you’re creating a playbook to follow in the future, one you can refer to when things get tough. Log in to NuMi, the free online tracker by Nutrisystem, and start tracking your weight, food and water intake and activity.

Drink Water

Keep a glass on your desk, and keep it filled with water. Drink at least eight glasses of water a day. The water will help you feel full and will help with circulation and digestion. And by getting up to fill it and take the attendant bathroom breaks, you’ll be getting some exercise.


Desk yoga is a great way to take a break from the computer screen, get some exercise and work on your flexibility. Push back from your desk and rotate your ankles, clockwise and counter clockwise. Put your arms up over your head and move your hands in small, slow circles, first one way and then the other. Finally, cross one arm across your chest and press it in with the other hand; repeat on the other side.