Don’t just sit there!

sitting desk

How sitting all day at your desk can compromise vein health and overall well being.

Sure, you’ve probably heard how getting up and moving every once and a while is key if you have a desk job. However in an article by Huffington Post Healthy Living, it can be more detrimental than you think.

According to the article, “Prolonged sitting has been shown to disrupt metabolic function resulting in increased plasma triglyceride levels, decreased levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and decreased insulin sensitivity.”

While there may not be much we can do about changing they way we work, the article did offer some helpful tools people can use to stay more active in the workplace:

.     Standing desks- some are even able to adjust to sitting and standing heights

.     Take an office walk every few hours to get your heart rate up and blood pumping.

.     Yes, a treadmill desk actually exists so you can type and walk simultaneously. —

.     Yoga ball chairs are a great way to engage your core as you work

.     Consider proposing active meetings. Instead of a conference room, suggest a walk around the office or outside to get moving, talking and thinking.

 

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