10 Things You Can Do To Reduce The Damage From Sitting Down All Day
On average, people spend 9.3 hours per day sitting and this inevitably takes its toll on your overall health, strength and mobility.
The incessant sitting doesn’t just end with work hours; there’s the sitting on the commute, sitting at lunch, sitting down to dinner and sitting on the couch to unwind before bed.
Working at a desk generally means more time indoors, less time moving and too many hours sitting hunched over a keyboard and even though a sedentary lifestyle is defined by a lack of physical activity, it is regular movement that actually trumps regular exercise.
Partaking in some form of exercise a few times a week in an attempt to counter-balance your otherwise sedentary lifestyle is great, but unfortunately, a bit of foam rolling and resistance training will do little to negate the soft tissue stiffness, joint capsule tightness and general range of movement restrictions associated with desk jobs.The combination of more movement and environmental change is the key to lasting change.
The combination of more movement and environmental change is the key to lasting change.
Adopting the following 10 simple techniques will improve overall quality of your work environment.