Fight Sitting Still and Move
In today’s world, a stationary lifestyle has become the norm. Between sitting at our desks, driving in our cars, or plopped on the couch in front of the television, times have changed. Technology today has enabled most tasks to be done at our fingertips, which in return, has also caused a rise in sitting. Research has shown that living a stationary lifestyle increases the chance of cancer, heart disease, and Type 2 diabetes.
What can you do to make sure you are not sitting all day long? Desk jobs may seem like a lost battle, but there are a few things we can do to fight a sedentary lifestyle!
- Stretch – Include stretching in your daily routine, even while you are sitting at your desk. Stretching improves blood flow, increases flexibility, and allows for a stronger posture!
- Take a walk – Instead of searching on the internet or sitting to eat your food during your lunch hour, go for a brisk walk outside or around the office for 10-15 minutes. You could also drink more water during the day. The more water you intake, the more you will have to run to the restroom, which pushes you to get up from your desk and take a walk! Walking helps get your blood flowing and can increase production and mood.
- Find reasons to move – Move your trash can away from your desk, take the stairs instead of the elevator, or make it a point to stand up when you are on the phone if the phone call does not require a computer.
- Check out a standing desk – It is not difficult to locate an affordable standing desk. It is extremely beneficial for our bodies to change our positions while at work. The best posture is the one that is constantly changing. Movement throughout the day is important in preventing pain as well as various serious diseases.
Fight sitting still and move – it could save your life! Norfolk Physical Therapy is Northeast Nebraska’s only Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy. Call us TODAY at (402) 371-9707 to get on the right track to recovery.
Posted on: Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Last modified on: Wednesday, July 12, 2017