Difficulties in Losing Weight and Keeping Fit While Working in an Office

by Barbra Williams Giftboxng
Sitting all day in the office is typical for many Americans. Count in the sail time and some leisure time at home and it wouldn't be odd to get 13 hours in sitting down time.

The Sax Institute at Australia recently discovered that for every 11 hours a day a person sits while in work that they have a 40% higher risk of dying over three years than those who sat 4 hours a day. Cardiovascular disease, diabetes and certain cancers can be linked to a sedentary way of life. Known as the"sitting disease" the condition shows prolonged sitting impacts the body both physiologically and metabolically. Not only does it impact the body in that way but in addition, it predisposes a individual to neck and back pain due to atrophy or underdevelopment of the core abdominal and gluteal muscles.

A fantastic guideline is to get out of your seat at least once an hour. Other workplace helpers are standing desks, stability chairs as well as the more frequently seen ball chairs. Ball chairs provide just sufficient stability, as a result of its being heavier at the floor, to induce your arms and legs to participate so there is no wobbling as you sit.

There are some easy exercises that can be performed at your desk and some time using a ball chair:

The squeeze- During this exercise you will actively contract and squeeze all your muscles in turn. Begin with your toes put around a foot apart and work your way from toes to head squeezing and squeezing each muscle group. Hold each muscle contracted and see how long you can hold them away.

Hip rotations- Without moving your shoulders, neck or head sit on the ball and twist the ball in a circular fashion with butt and hips. You should be able to sense all your lower body and back muscles working.

Squat- While holding out your arm grip the ball and then squeeze. While squeezing keep your heart tight and squat . While maintaining your knees wide and buttocks back keep your arms straight out. Squeeze your buttocks and stand up. Do this 5-10 days for 3 sets.

Hold up your leg for a few seconds. Repeat this and do exactly the same for the opposite leg. This gets the quads moving and engages the heart for stability.

For most people time is a brief commodity. Taking little snippets of time and there to perform the exercises, go for a walk during lunch or taking small breaks each hour helps in a cumulative effect and will really make a difference in your health and cause you to feel good!

If you are looking for some of the best tips on exercises you can do at your desk then this blog is a must read.

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