Wallington, Surrey, UK (PRWEB UK) 16 June 2013
CareerBuilder released a national study in May that found that 41% of people have gained weight at their jobs and you are most likely to have higher rates of weight gain if you sit at a desk all day or have high stress levels.
Administrative assistants, engineers, teachers, nurse practitioners, IT managers, legal professionals, production workers and scientists were among professions that had the highest reports of weight gain, according to the CareerBuilder survey.
However, the Surrey Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy believes that, although a sedentary career adds further pressure on the waistline, by using hypnotherapy for weight loss it is far from a lost cause. Exercise is important for health but it has very little to do with weight management. A sedentary job can be countered quite easily by standing up at work a couple of hours a day, for example when on the phone. Simply by standing up for a couple of hours a day you can burn calories equivalent of an hour workout in the gym.
The CareerBuilder survey, conducted online Feb. 11 to March 6 by Harris Interactive, factored in responses from more than 3,600 full-time workers, who said that the most common causes of workplace weight gain were a sedentary all-day desk lifestyle, stress eating and food found at the office, including celebrations and treats provided by co-workers.
Paul White, the behavioural change specialist at the Surrey Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy and Chairman of the National Council for Hypnotherapy, said “By replacing unhelpful patterns of behaviour with more appropriate ones, even clients with a sedentary career can start to see changes with eating habits and improvements in control of their weight. One of the behaviours that we might target would be the desire to increase exercise. When you increase desire, achieving the end result does not seem like hard work.”
White continued “In our technological age more and more people have not only a sedentary career but their whole lifestyle can be very low in activities that raise our heart rate enough to keep our fitness levels up. But when clients use hypnotherapy to lose weight they find that their activity level seems to rise naturally, and the more weight loss they achieve, the higher that activity level rises.”
At the Surrey Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy in Surrey they seek to change their clients’ relationship with food. The hypnotherapist will work with the client to change the way they view food, even the way they think about food, so the client eats to live, rather than lives to eat. By doing so they remove the guilt, reduce consumption and feel happier around food.
Paul White has been Chairman of the National Council for Hypnotherapy for five years. He has been a Director of The Surrey Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy for 11 years. He has a special interest in weight control and problem behaviours (addictions).