Do you spend half of your day sitting down, staring at your screen?
You are not alone, and it can be hard not to in a world where you are stuck at a desk for a large part of your day.
Despite the fact that a lot of people know that this is bad for you, the actual effects of it are not widely known and so, it is just put to the back of our minds.
The further it is from our minds? The less we do to counter it.
The most prominent side effects of sitting down all day according to a study done made up with almost 800,000 people are: an increase in the risk of diabetes, an increase in cardiovascular sickness, an increase in death via cardiovascular sicknesses and general low levels of well being.
All of these conditions have serious health and life altering implications and so, simply changing some key behavior’s can reduce your chance of serious health issues.
The main way to reduce your chance of serious health issues brought on by sitting down too much, thankfully can be broken down and enacted in chunks.
This way you can still do your desk job without getting in to any trouble, and reduce any risks to your health.
This does not however, mean that you can stop doing exercise too!
Every adult needs to do around two and a half hours of exercise every week to stay fit and healthy.
Yet, alternating working whilst standing and working whilst sitting, walking around whilst you are speaking on the telephone, walking over to a colleagues desk instead of emailing them and swapping the television for something a little more active can seriously help to reduce the risk you are putting yourself under.
What do you do to keep yourself active at work?