Combat the effects of sitting all day

Desk jobs can be just as strenuous to the body as jobs that require people to be on their feet all day. Missouri workers who have seated jobs may face some serious side effects if they do not move throughout their work shift. Here are some things that can be done to combat those effects.

Reader’s Digest says that there are four daily habits that people can adopt in order to better their living if they are constantly sitting. These habits include:

  • Dancing
  • Taking the stairs
  • Speeding up your walking
  • Add fifteen minutes of walking to lunch

Dancing can be done at literally any point during the day, such as when dishes are being cleaned, while waiting for documents to be printed, or when put on hold during a call. It can keep people standing while giving them something fun to do. The other options increase people’s mobility and the amount of time they are on their feet during the workday during activities that nearly every worker goes through.

Meanwhile, NBC News Today states that there are other ways to keep moving even while at the desk. This can include standing while typing, getting standing desks or treadmill desks to work at, or sitting on a stability ball. All of these can help keep you moving even while you work, without cutting into your productivity. Likewise, finding ways to walk while working can help out, such as visiting coworkers directly instead of sending an email. The additional mobility can truly make a difference in people’s overall health, even if it’s just a small adjustment.


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