Did You Know Sitting for Long Hours is Bad for Your Health?
More and more of the latest studies indicate that sitting all day is bad for your health.
We’ve known for a long time that a good ergonomic chair that provides support and adapts to movement is essential. Now we are finding that movement — standing at a desk, walking, and moving — is beneficial. Sitting at your desk all day long is not very good for your health. It can increase the risk of many health problems and even affect longevity according to a summary from the Mayo Clinic.
But what do we do if we have a job that requires us to work at a desk? We all can’t be construction workers, nurses, and cashiers who get to stand, walk, or move all day while they work. Besides frequent breaks to move around the office, what is another solution? Some workers are using high desks and standing conference tables to allow them to stand and move during meetings. Many others are using a chair such as the Exercise Ball Chair so they can move and bounce during breaks or even while at their desk. A Ball Chair is said to keep workers active, alert, and energized. Staying balanced on it can even engage the core muscles.
More frequent breaks and walking while talking on a cordless office phone are also helpful.
The main idea is to keep moving and reduce sitting time at your job whenever possible. Don’t just sit in the same chair for hours without getting up and moving around.