You know how one says, ‘my job will be the death of me’? Well, it really will be.
Don’t want to sound morbid, but that desk job of yours is actually wiping away some very precious years off your life.
Hold on, don’t freak out already. Don’t start biting your nails over this already.
Apparently, “Sitting really is the new smoking” and nine-to-five office lifestyles are fuelling a ‘pandemic’ of inactivity.
It is said that adults who sit down for 8 hours or more in a day should get at least an hour of exercise each day. According to a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, too much inactive time, whether it’s sitting down at a desk or lying down on the sofa, can increase your risk of an early death.
If you are one of those people who sit for long periods of time, you should get up and move around every 30 minutes to help decrease this risk.
We need creative ways to ensure we not only cut back on the amount we sit but increase regular bursts of activity.
It is not that hard to get up and get some exercise even if you are working 8-10 hours a day (in some cases, even more). You could do one or more of the following :
1. Take a break at lunch-time for a short 5-minute walk
You know what to do now.