Take Kontrol: Hustle Healthy

The life of an achiever means you’re always on the go. You may be an entrepreneur, work for a corporation, or both. You can make success and your health a priority while working in the office.

Stair climbing increases your heartbeat and energy. The movement will boost your blood flow and chances to achieve weight loss.  Consult with your doctor if you have joint problems or a heart condition before stair climbing to avoid injury. The stairs are one task and the next is to resist the urge to grab a pastry from the break room that your coworker tempts you with every morning. I know it may be hard to ignore the sweet treat but there are ways to distract yourself. Do calf raises while you make your hot tea or coffee. The correct way to do a calf raise is to lift your heels off the floor while keeping your toes on the floor and your knees straight. Yes your coworkers may judge you but you’ll have the last laugh when they’re drooling over your modelesque figure at the next company event. Make sure you bring plenty of water with you to work. Refrain from drinking too much coffee to avoid possible headaches, anxiety and/or withdrawal. Having too much coffee can also cause sleep deprivation. Your job robs you of enough sleep! Try replacing coffee with water. Water promotes weight loss and increases energy.

Joanna Coles focus on health and work with treadmill desk

Photographed by Tina Tyrell

A way to stay active while working is to do seated leg extensions at your desk. The proper way do a seated leg extension is to sit in your chair, lift one leg off the seat, extend it out straight, hold for 2 seconds; then lower your foot. Switch; do each leg 10 times. Bring your lunch to work to decrease your chances of eating unhealthy. A salad, veggie wrap, or smoothies are quick and easy lunch options. Try your best to not bring work home with you. You can’t take over the world if you’re hanging on by a thread..and caffeine. Sleep helps your mind stay sharp. You may experience weight loss and an improvement in your health if you allow yourself to get a proper night’s rest. 8 hours of sleep is recommended but you can get away with 7 hours without having the affects of sleep deprivation. Make your health a priority just like your hustle. Nothing is more important than your well-being.

Joanna Coles focus on health and work with treadmill desk

Photographed by Tina Tyrell

Written by: Tonnisha Deonn