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One COOL TRICK to lose weight while sitting at your desk

Do not have time to move around at work? Try this one trick to lose weight.

Written by Tania Tarafdar |Updated : February 2, 2016 10:50 AM IST

Almost all of us are desk-bound at the office and being sedentary does not burn calories. Long bouts of sitting can also slow your metabolism, which can further hinder your weight loss efforts. However, if you have no time to get up or take a walk while at work, this one trick may help you burn some calories.

You can put your stability ball to good use even when you are at work. Swap your chair with a stability ball to sneak in some core exercise and burn calories while you are at work.

How does it work?

The stability ball will work on your abdominal and oblique muscles by making them work hard to keep you balanced on the ball. Sitting on it will not only target the muscles of your core but also burn the fat around the area. You will also burn calories in an attempt to maintain your balance. Plus, it will promote better stability and posture and make you appear leaner. You can also try this 3-minute office chair workout for a flat belly.


  • Do not sit on a stability ball for more than 45 minutes at a stretch. The absence of armrest and backrest may lead to discomfort in the lower back and neck.
  • Avoid swapping your chair for a stability ball if you have back pain as it may worsen the case.

The bottom line the exercise ball can help you drop kilos, but it is a better idea to save the ball for crunches and squats to avoid pain and discomfort. Get up, take short breaks and walk around in office and eat healthy to lose weight successfully.

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Disclaimer text does not guarantee any weight loss through this method as the results may vary from person to person. We recommend you consult your nutritionist and physician before following any of the tips suggested here.

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