Have you heard about chair addiction? It’s the constant need we’ve developed to sit. We slouch from bed to car seat, to work seat, to sofa. But the goal of sitting is to give our bodies a break from standing. Sitting is supposed to be undertaken in short batches to break up the motion of a dynamic day.
Are you frustrated by feeling as though you simply can’t stay healthy because you sit at a desk too much? You’re not alone. I’m a personal trainer, but my whole professional background is working in a corporate world, so I know the challenge of staying in shape in an office job all too well.
Do you sit in an office chair or on your couch for more than six hours a day? Then here are some disturbing facts: Your risk of heart disease has increased by up to 64 percent. You’re shaving off seven years of quality life. You’re also more at risk for certain types of cancer. Simply put, sitting is killing you. That’s the bad news. Whether it’s sitting all day, ruining your eyes staring at a computer screen, or messing up your wrists at a keyboard, office work is a lot more dangerous than you’d think. It might not seem like it, but all that inactivity leads to some serious problems in the long term.
Just because you’re sitting at work all day doesn’t mean you can’t be healthy. You just need to implement some simple lifestyle and work habit changes. So here’s my personal recipe for staying in shape while working in an office.
We’re all well aware that sitting at a desk all day isn’t a healthy way to live, but many of us have to do it anyway. Thankfully, countering the negative effects of this way… Read more…