How To Stay Healthy When Working At A Desk

If you in any way care about your health, you can no longer ignore the negative consequences of spending your day sitting down. You must make a change. These articles will help you out!

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8 Ways To Stay Active If You Sit At Your Desk All Day

By The Everygirl

“Most of us have a routine when it comes to our jobs: We go to meetings, check emails, and have around five cups of coffee in the span of seven to eight hours to get our work done. But in addition to your everyday responsibilities, I recommend adding one more task to your never-ending to-do list. (Trust me; it’s worth it.)

Sitting at a desk all day sounds like the norm. Because of technology, you literally never have to leave your chair for anything (unless, you know, you have to go to the bathroom). Want lunch? Order online. Need to hold a meeting? Use Skype. The possibilities are endless. And while the idea of hanging at your desk until 5 p.m. may sound like a dream, it’s actually pretty detrimental to your health. Aside from neck and back pain, it can increase your risk for heart disease, obesity, and even death from cardiovascular disease and cancer (yikes!). So, in an effort to be more health-conscious, here are eight small changes you can make at work to increase your activity and improve your overall health.”

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Sit At A Desk All Day? Science Says Do These 3 Stretches

By MyDomaine

“It's no secret that sitting eight hours out of every day isn't exactly good for you. But as Erica Fritz, a physical therapist from the Hospital for Special Surgery, points out in a recent Business Insider video, sitting at a desk all day can even lead to chronic pain and weight gain over the years. ‘One of the worst things is to sit for prolonged periods because all of the pressure is on your hips and on your low back,’ says Fritz. Fortunately, there are a few simple stretches you can do throughout the day to keep your body agile and healthy. She recommends the following three stretches:”

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21 Ways To Stay Healthy When You Sit At A Desk All Day

By MindBodyGreen

“For those of us who sit down at a desk most of the day, health and well-being aren't always easy to work into our lifestyles. Still, the facts show that we must be proactive about eating well and moving enough during the day in order to avoid weight gain, stress and flagging fitness.

Sitting down all day long is one of the worst things for your health, as it increases the likelihood of heart disease and weight gain — among other ills. We sit down at the office, then we sit in the car, and once home, we sit to eat and watch TV!

What to do? Small changes, practiced consistently over a long period of time, are the best way to increase health and well-being. Here are 21 easy-to-adopt ideas to get inspired. Remember, you don’t have to do them all!!”

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