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Sitting still kills more than smoking

100 years ago, working while standing was the norm, today it becomes the trend again. For anyone working in an office, spending 70% of their day sitting, is an increasingly recognized health problem by Doctors.

Immobility or being static can cause arthritis, infections, intoxication, and especially weight gain. The body is made to move. Moving to make the body, regenerating itself and that works only when you are active.

No movement is equal to a slower metabolism. Sedentary life promotes all musculoskeletal disorders, back pain, neck, shoulder, which are responsible for a large number of work sick days.

Finally, being sedentary promotes the development of several disorders into our daily lives: heavy legs, constipation, a sensation of chronic fatigue. Find out more Here.

 

Moving every 2 or 3 hours, minimum 5 minutes keep you healthy.

How to adopt a dynamic, adapted and healthier position when working chained to a desk?

There are a number of solutions, such as standing desks, balloon chairs, adapted chairs and even routines that could be associated at a good “office fitness” style.
You can also find the best office chair for back pain. You can also stretch for lower back and hip pain. Bust the best is to have often during the day some break and move a bit.

 

Make your choice among these 4 best strategies :

 

The exercise ball:

Or the ball to sit is a nice tip. Here the game is to be seated, but, always in balance. This has the advantage of constantly moving all the bottom of the body through the need to stay in balance.

 

 

 

The standing desk:

The standing station was perfect 100 years ago and becomes the trend again. A standing desk has the advantage to put you on your legs, which makes you move constantly. It is one of the most healthy and natural solutions and you are more productive as well.

 

Scatter your tools:

Placing your smartphone in charge on ana different desk, having another table to write and another for the computer, so that you have to move for every action that constitutes your work thus you will move unconsciously. Some companies have mobile chargers strategically placed in the office, to make you move more often.

 

Set Alarms:

On your smartphone, you can simply set alarms, to force you to move often during the day. Smartwatches, such as the Apple Watch, will automatically allow you to move when you are too much inactive. Without any setup!

 

 

 

 

In conclusion, moving is your health!

You can find practical and fun tools from €50 and this can improve your health dramatically while making you lose weight by adding dynamism to your days. Not to mention that it increases your productivity by being also more active in your body and your mind!

Choose your style! And make me part of your choice in your Comments.

23 Comments

  1. Monidipa Dutta Monidipa Dutta Wed/Oct/2018

    Immobility damages body parts truly. And yes we should keep moving. I feel bad for those who have sitting jobs.

  2. Puja Puja Tue/Oct/2018

    It’s crazy how sedentary our lifestyles are in modern times when everything is just a click away. Thanks for this great reminder to keep moving….

  3. shannon shannon Tue/Oct/2018

    So important to keep it moving! Super interesting post! I work retail and am literally on my feet walking around for 8 hours a day!

  4. Lili Mila Lili Mila Tue/Oct/2018

    We definitely need to move more. I love my standing desk at work. It has made an improvement in my health.

  5. Sonila Sonila Mon/Oct/2018

    We definitely need to move more. Thank you for this great post!! I remember when i lived in Europe i used to walk at least 2 hours a day and didn’t think it was exercise at all. Now, we tend to park as close as possible to the door of the grocery store so we can walk less. I definitely need to move more!

  6. Blair villanuev Blair villanuev Mon/Oct/2018

    This might be scary but somehow true! We need to move more :)

  7. Mane Mane Mon/Oct/2018

    I definitely agree with this. Sitting for long hours has a bad impact for our health. Keep moving!

  8. Indu Indu Sun/Oct/2018

    Immobility is damaging indeed and originates many illnesses in body.

  9. Indu Indu Sun/Oct/2018

    Immobility is damaging indeed and originates many illnesses.

  10. Bobbie Yvette Welch Bobbie Yvette Welch Sun/Oct/2018

    Thanks for the reminder to get up and move every so often, because it is not hard to get caught up in what you are doing and it can be very hard on your body, not to mention the eye strain as well, if you don’t step away every so often.

  11. Jeferson Jeferson Sat/Oct/2018

    I’ve read somewhere that moving constantly can also prevent stroke….

  12. Jennifer Dagi Jennifer Dagi Sat/Oct/2018

    As a full-time blogger, I’m very guilty of sitting down in front of my computer for long hours. During weekends, I take long walks to help my body remain healthy.

  13. Veronica Steigerwald Veronica Steigerwald Sat/Oct/2018

    It’s difficult not to sit constantly as a student, but I try to find sneaky ways to get up and walk around. Plus it wakes me up!

  14. Preeti Chauhan Preeti Chauhan Sat/Oct/2018

    The Exercise Ball and the smart watch really seem to be the most workable options for making you stick to a fun exercise regimen .

  15. Ellen Ellen Sat/Oct/2018

    Really planning on getting a standing desk in the future but im more towards the exercise ball!

  16. maysz maysz Sat/Oct/2018

    This is a great tips about Sitting still we need to be productive to prevent this illness.

  17. Madison Madison Sat/Oct/2018

    What can I say……other than, this is a fantastic post!
    Such an important topic. You are on point with movement. Your tips were also very good!

  18. Nina Nichols Nina Nichols Fri/Oct/2018

    Since I started getting serious with blogging, I’ve been staying in front of the computer longer than before. Good thing is that we always go for a walk in the afternoon.

  19. Lauren Lauren Fri/Oct/2018

    Yes! This is so important. I make a conscious effort to get up and move around everyday because I spend most of my time sitting. I’ll have to try the exercise ball!

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