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About this challenge

Comfort eating can be at its worst in the workplace. Stressful meeting? Pass me the doughnuts.

With our 5 day desk detox, we’ll help eradicate bad habits and promote a healthier, happier you. It is possible to manage your workload without relying on coffee, and we can prove it.


Ready to get fit for the 9-5? Desk detox challenge, accepted.

This challenge is intended to run during your working week from Monday to Friday. Join this challenge on a Sunday so that you can kick-start your healthier working week.

beginner Training Plan

Comfort eating can be at its worst in the workplace. Stressful meeting? Pass me the doughnuts.

With our 5 day desk detox, we’ll help eradicate bad habits and promote a healthier, happier you. It is possible to manage your workload without relying on coffee, and we can prove it.


Ready to get fit for the 9-5? Desk detox challenge, accepted.

Entry requirements: beginner

Start date:
Anytime
Expected finish time:
Anytime
Duration:
1 weeks
Week 1
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Monday
Task

Beating the Monday blues 

 

 

Monday is the toughest day of the week, where did the weekend go? But don’t walk into the office wearing a frown. 

No matter how impossible your to-do list may seem, Sunday’s gone, and the best thing you can do now is tackle Monday head on. Wipe the slate clean - declutter your desk, rip up old post-its and start from the very beginning. Having a clear idea of how the week’s going to pan out can really help alleviate stress.


Stop watching the clock. It just eats into your productivity and makes the day seem even longer. Throw yourself into a new challenge - did you know, “people crave fatty and sugary foods when they are bored?” Keeping the mind occupied both helps you beat the Monday blues and resist tempting snacks.

Tuesday
Task

The correct way to sit at your desk

 

Sitting is the new smoking. Too many hours parked on an officer recliner not only has the potential to ruin your posture, but it also carries long term effects that worryingly, can’t be fixed at the gym.

Too much sitting can increase your blood pressure, cholestrol levels and your chances of being diagnosed with diabetes.

 

Step 2 of your 5 day detox is to be conscious of your sitting habits. If you’re guilty of eating your lunch at your desk or emailing someone who is sitting just metres away from you, stop. Instead get up at every available opportunity and stretch your legs, ideally on the hour.

 

Wednesday
Task

Be snack savvy

 

We favour convenience over healthy eating more than we’d like to admit. But what you eat can make all the difference, not only on the scales, but to your productivity and energy levels too.
 

If you’re truly committed to the 5 day detox, rid your desk and drawers of processed, sugary snacks and shop for tasty but nutritious alternatives.

 

Research shows that steering clear from food completely is a bad move - it’ll only make you crave junk food when your mood is at its lowest. Instead, stock up on healthy snack options, such as almonds and fruits that you can graze on (in moderation) throughout the day.

 

Thursday
Task

Beat the afternoon slump

 

Sometimes, no amount of healthy snacking can conquer the afternoon slump. It takes a special combo of actions to stay energised come 3pm.
 

First up - water, are you drinking enough? Dehydration is a major cause of office sleepiness, so keep a bottle handy.

 

Next up, take 10 minutes out. If your mind’s exhausted from excessive screen-time, step away from the desk and give yourself break. It’ll make you more productive in the long run. Stretch, move and do everything you can to avoid the afternoon slump.

 

Friday
Task

Work in a workout 

 

Great work, you’ve made it to step 5! Ready to take you detox one step further? Try your hardest to work in a workout before the weekend.

Yes it’s Friday, but that's no excuse to wind down and kick back. End the week on a high with a little lunchtime exercise.

 

It can be as easy or as intense as you want it to be, just as long as it’s something (and not scrolling through Facebook). Grab a couple of colleagues and head out on a power walk to burn calories. Or if you’re brave enough, slip into your running gear and achieve that 5k PB you always wanted. You got this.

 

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