The Health Impacts of Desk Working
If you’re reading this blog, you’re most likely currently sat down which is very fitting for what’s to follow! In March this year, we are going to focusing on our health at Technopole so we wanted to share some of our research with you!
It’s no secret that has technology has evolved over the years it’s had a huge impact on how we live our day to day lives as human beings. Nowadays you can instantly get pretty much whatever it is you want at the push of a few buttons on your phone. The number of desk jobs has risen as we rely more and more on computers to run our businesses. You can sit and watch a whole series from beginning to end in one sitting on Netflix etc and most people are sat down for a lot of their time travelling in their cars rather than walking.
But what does this sedentary lifestyle mean when it comes to our health? As much as technology has had an extremely positive impact on our lives, the effects of this way of living takes its toll on our bodies. The human body is designed to move but the average amount of time that we are sedentary per day is a massive 12 hours!
The 4th leading factor for global mortality is physical inactivity with a huge 3.2 million deaths per year recorded as related to physical inactivity. So, what can we do about this? Our lives are designed around us sitting down so what can we do to combat the negative effects?
Juststand.org promotes ‘stand up, sit less and move more’. A simple concept that can have a very positive impact. Standing up more regularly lowers your risk of serious health issues ranging from cancer to early mortality. It’s also proven to increase your energy & productivity levels, lower stress and improve your mood which sounds like a happier office already! Not only that, standing up more can boost your metabolism, tone your muscles and reduce common aches and pains. Keep an eye on the time you’re spending at your desk in one hit ensuring to stand up or take a short walk regularly, and if you can invest in a stand-up desk your body will certainly thank you for it!
Read more facts at https://www.juststand.org/the-facts/
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