Even if you love your job, if it requires you to sit all day it is not loving you in return. Research is increasingly showing how sedentary living is bad for us. Not only does it make your body stiff, it also causes problems with your circulation and can even slow brain function! To combat the negative effects of sitting all day, use these natural ways to get your body moving at work.
- Every 30 minutes, get out of your chair. Even if you just talk a walk to the get a glass of water or stand and stretch by your desk, this gets your body out of the seated position.
- Try to shift your weight regularly. Lean your shoulders back and arch your back to give your hunched shoulders a little rest.
- Use your lunch breaks to get moving. A lunchtime walk will do wonders for your body and your mind!
- Keep your legs and elbows at a 90 degree angle and lift your computer to eye level to take pressure off your body.
As you get off work, head to One Body Studios for Pilates, yoga, and dance classes that can help you do even more work to fight back against the health detriments of sitting all day. Contact our La Habra, California team to learn more about how these classes can help you stay healthy.