Sitting in an office chair for long periods

September 1, 2014

How much can sitting affect our body?

Too much time spended in the sitting position is killing you.

Sitting all day at work, and later on the couch or infront of computer at home have been proven to have negative impact on human health.

Sitting in an office chair for long periods

Diabetes and heart disease.

Stressful working conditions are increasing the risk of stroke at women fir 88%, and employees who are middle-aged or older and sit most of the working time have twice the risk of diabetes, according to research from the British University of Leicester.

Sitting in an office chair for long periods

In order to improve the circulation of the blood and sugar balance, every hour stand and walk for five minutes or do some practice in office.

Hip pain.

This pain often affects women who work sitting, especially those who are genetically prone to getting osteoporosis.

Sitting in an office chair for long periods

Adjust your chair for your legs and back so thay can form an angle of 90 degrees. Allso practicing yoga can help with problems with hips.

Weight Gain.

More than 60% of the employees in the office regularly snack unhealthy foods such as chips or chocolate, and experts say that the work associated with sitting and unhealthy diet are the main causes of obesity in countries around the world.

Sitting in an office chair for long periods

Eat less fast food and unhealthy snacks, replace them with healthier options, such as dried fruit or nuts.

Dry eyes.

Looking at the computer screen causes pressure on the eye muscles. It causes dryness and deteriorating eyesight.

Sitting in an office chair for long periods

To prevent this, apply the 20-20-20 rule. Every 20 minutes, look 20 feet in distance and hold the gaze 20 seconds. It will be enough for the eyes to rest.

 

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