Risks of Desk Health
- 66% of daily sitting occurs in the workplace.
- Employees who sit for a prolonged period of time are exposed to poor health outcomes.
- Uninterrupted sitting time can increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, cardio-metabolic risk biomarkers and premature mortality.
- Pain in the neck and the lower extremities has been known to be related with sitting for a long duration.
- Evidence suggests that computer use for a length of time can be associated with upper extremity problems.
Upper Shoulder and Neck Stretch:
- Sit on one hand.
- Tilt your head away from the hand you’re sitting on.
- Tilt your head slightly forward, towards your shoulder.
- Change sides, and repeat.
You should feel the muscles in your neck and shoulder being stretched.
Seated Spinal Rotation:
- While seated, cross your arms over your chest.
- Grab your shoulders.
- Rotate your upper body from the waist, turning gently from left to right as far as feels comfortable.
You should feel a tension on both side of your lower back as it stretches out.
- Standing burns more calories then sitting, lowering blood sugar levels and the risk of type 2 diabetes.
- It can improve moods and gain energy.
- Boosts your productivity.
- Lowers your risk of heart disease
Take a Break:
Every 20-30 minutes, stand up, stretch and move for 20-30 seconds
This can help to avoid postural fatigue.
Regular breaks to improve your productivity and quality of work, attention levels, awareness and how fast you work.