Do you suffer from “Sitting Disease?” Though the term may not be an officially recognized diagnosis in the medical community, sitting for prolonged uninterrupted periods of time has been shown to negatively affect your health.
“We’ve become so sedentary that 30 minutes a day at the gym may not counteract the detrimental effects of 8, 9 or 10 hours of sitting.” – Genevieve N Healy, PhD.
So what can you do? In today’s modern world, working in front of a computer is almost inevitable. In fact, American employees spend roughly a third of their time working in a stationary position (mostly sitting).
According to this study, breaking up sedentary time with short breaks of physical activity will go a long way towards improving your overall health.
So if you’re stuck in a cubicle most days of the week, here are 8 exercises that you can do at your desk to prevent your health from deteriorating any further.
Know any other exercises that can be done at your desk? Share them with others in the comment section!