How to Survive Sitting All Day By Steve July 13, 2015 67 Although it’s “just a desk job,” working in an office can wreak absolute havoc on our bodies. Sitting down all day long is one of the worst things for your health , as it increases the likelihood of heart disease and weight gain — among other ills. We sit down at the office, then we sit in the car, and once home, we sit to eat and watch TV! Sitting at a desk all day also puts you at risk of back pain, particularly if you sit with poor posture, leg cramps, tense muscles and, of course, boredom. Healthy Tips for Sitting at Your Desk Many of us don’t have a choice and must work at a desk, at least for a portion of our day. Maybe sitting all day at my desk job on the computer isn’t such a great idea after all. I can still remember as a child how much I disliked having to sit at a desk for hours at a time. Now, scientific research is confirming what most children already know, sitting in a chair all day is a bad idea. After 10-20 Years of Sitting More Than Six Hours a Day. Sitting for over six hours a day for a decade or two can cut away about seven quality adjusted life years (the kind you want). Standing (or treadmill) desks would be ideal. But here’s the posture you should be aiming for if you’re like the majority of us and spend your days sitting at your desk. .
If you sit all day, you need this workout. These six moves will help you stretch and strengthen for better posture if you spend most of the day sitting. Obese people typically sit for two and a half more hours per day than thin people. Between 1980 and 2000 while exercise rates remained the same, obesity doubled as time spent sitting increased by 8%. Workout at your desk (or on the couch) Just because you are corralled in an office doesn’t mean you can’t move. All it takes is 10-minute exercise break throughout the day. Knowing the challenges that a desk job can present, here are 15 ways to stay healthy even though you sit at a desk all day. 1. Take Hourly Breaks. Hours of working at your desk can take a toll on you body. Taking breaks helps you improve focus, according to this 2008 study, so they can improve performance. But long stretches of work can be hard on your body. .