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5 Solutions to Beat the Ill-Effects of Sedentary Lifestyle at the Workplace

by Martin Andre Article Writer
As per the recent studies, it has been found that office workers are risking their lives by sitting for prolonged periods at the workstation. Those who sit for long hours reflect a higher risk of developing diabetes than those who sat less, as well as back pain which has become very common nowadays.

If you’re sitting too much at the same position without breaks each day, you're at risk for obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, depression and a whole host of health ailments. Given below are 5 simple ways to overcome such health issues and beat the sedentary lifestyle at the workplace:

1. Take the long route to office: Whether you go to work by bus or car, make your walk to the office a long one. Park your car away from your office so that you can walk to your office. Get off the subway a stop earlier than you usually would, and walk the rest of the way.

2. Take the stairs: Yes, we all are always in a hurry that’s why we prefer to take the elevator. But those few extra steps can make a massive difference to your health. Instead of an elevator, make a habit of climbing stairs. If you want a challenge, hike to the top floor of your building and back down. You will get extra energy and feel more active to get through the rest of your workday.

3. Communicate in person: Email and telephones have undoubtedly made our life more comfortable. Instead of sending the email and talking on a phone when not for necessary official purpose, walk across the room and speak with your co-workers face-to-face. Developing these relationships is good for your career, and the extra movement will not let the fat deposit in your body. If speaking in person isn’t an option, walk or pace while talking on the phone to utilize your spare time judiciously.

4. Use standing uplift desk: Upgrade your workstation by introducing ergonomic height-adjustable uplift standing desk. This desk will allow you to adjust its height so you can switch between standing and sitting which keeps active throughout.

5. Set walk breaks: Instead of sitting down after finishing your meal during lunchtime, grab one of your work buddies and go for a walk around the building or parking lot. Need to have a conversation with your boss? Plan a walking meeting which is good for both of you. Creative thinking improves while walking and shortly after that. Do not forget to take several of these mental breaks during the day.

Escaping your desk sometimes seems impossible in the 9 to 5 jobs. Using a tabletop standing desk will help you switching your position and keep your posture healthy, that leads to burning more calories and decrease your risk of diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. This along with following other aforementioned tips will certainly help you enjoy more energetic and health-friendly day at the workplace.

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Created on Apr 26th 2018 08:30. Viewed 85 times.

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