Get up and move. This is what the new research is telling us. We are not meant to site for 8 hours a day on a computer. You not only cause yourself back, neck and shoulder pain. We are now shortening your life by 2 years if you sit for more than 3 hours at a time. And it doesn't matter how healthy are either, this scary new finding effects healthy and unhealthy people in the same way.
So how do you fix this? You can start by setting an alarm for every 3 hours so you will know to get up and walk around the office. We need to get the blood flowing back into your legs again. Don’t allow yourself to get wrapped up in a project. Your long term health is way more important than that dead line. Whatever you are doing can wait 10 minutes till you get back. If you are really lucky, you may be able to get a standing station.
At your next staff meeting bring up that you want chair massages in the office at least once a month. This not only breaks up the day and gets you away from your desk. Chair massages have been proven your reduce office injury and increase production of the employees.
Our society has been getting too us to sitting all the time. Now is the time to change this very unhealthy habit. While you are watching TV just do a simple yoga routine for about 15 minutes. There is also yoga for the office books too.
This is your call to action to make some big changes in your office your long term health is depending on you. Are you up for the challenge? This could be adding 2+ healthy years to your life. And who doesn't want that!
Please share with us how you get up and move while you are at work in the comment box below.