Sitting too much can be bad for your health. Here is more information from DealDash.
One of the pains that most refers to people who spend a lot of time sitting throughout the day is back pain in the lower back. This is better known as low back pain. Why does this pain occur? To begin with, because the sitting position is not the natural position of the human being: our body is designed to move, not to spend eight hours a day or possibly, even more, sitting in front of a screen. There are some things that you can do to help. Read on for more information, from DealDash.
Why Exactly is Sitting Bad for Your Health?
Spending a lot of time sitting down also causes the muscles in the central part of the body to lose their role in helping to maintain a correct posture. Once those muscles have weakened you’re going to have a natural slouch. You will have to work hard to get those muscles back into shape.
How Can I Avoid This Problem?
- Start the day with a little exercise: starting to move early in the morning won’t take up much time. About ten to fifteen minutes is enough to do a lot of good for your health and posture.
- Walk to your job or use an alternative means of transportation such as a bicycle. A bicycle can be a good investment when it comes to urban mobility. If this isn’t possible due to distance, perhaps you could ride your bicycle to a bus stop or train station to get to work.
- Choose the stairs instead of the elevator. If you go to work by the metro or train, a good plan to start moving a little more is to avoid the escalators and opt for the traditional stairs instead.
- Maintain a correct posture while sitting. If you are going to sit for a long time, be sure you are in a good position. Make sure your back is straight (always respecting the natural curvature of your spine) and resting on the backrest of the chair. The height of the chair should allow you to rest both feet on the floor (avoid crossing one leg over the other) and keep your knees at an angle of about ninety degrees.
- Obtain a standing desk. If possible, see if your employer will purchase a standing desk for you. If they won’t provide this for you, perhaps you could get a standing desk converter kit, instead.
Thanks for Reading
Thank you for taking the time to read this new DealDash Reviewed blog on healthy standing. Of course, integrating physical exercise into your daily routine and eating a healthy diet will also be helpful in avoiding the consequences that come from too much sitting.
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