Does your workforce sit for numerous hours throughout the work day? And how about you? Are you doing the same and feeling worn-out? Studies show that this favorite activity amongst many of us is also slowly killing us. “Sedentary behavior is associated with an increased risk of the development of chronic conditions such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease,” says Dr. I-Min Lee, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Sitting for hours on end every day is damaging for your health. It’s considered the new smoking. That’s the bad news. The good news is, it’s not difficult to counteract, as long as one is aware of how much he is sitting and making a goal to reduce that number a little bit each week.
Undo the Damage of Sitting. Here are simple stretches that can help undo some of the damage that all of that prolonged sitting has done to your body. You can undo some of the damage while you’re at work!
Quite simply put – prevention is the best remedy, so sit less and move more! Basically, even small amounts of physical activity is enough to improve one’s overall wellness. Especially important to note: workers who eat healthy and exercise have better job engagement and performance and increased productivity.