Almost all of us have the perception that a desk job is always better than a job which needs otherwise. But the contrast is true. Yes, the biggest comfort at your job can be the cause of the biggest ailment in your life. We are talking about your CHAIR.
Surprised? Please, don’t be. The human anatomy actually refrains long durations of sitting, especially the one that most of the corporate call as ‘formal’.
There are a couple of ailments that have prolonged sitting as their main cause:
1.) Sitting for long duration’s at one go leads to irregular eating habits & promotes overeating
2.) Poor digestive system because of the reduced secretion of gastric juices & unnatural physical pressure on the involved organs.
3.) Because of improper digestive system the fat starts accumulating around the waist, causing obesity & weight related issues at an early age.
4.) Issues related to blood sugar(diabetes) because of improper sensitivity insulin levels.
5.) Irregular blood pressure may kick in because of lack of physical activity.
6.) The chances of a cardiac arrest in regular ‘sitters’ have been found to be up to 60% more than those who sit for less than or up to 2 hours max.
7.) Because of sitting in the same posture for long hours the tissues of the lower back loose their strength leading to weakened & painful lower backs.
8.) A person sitting in front of computers has more to worry more as the problems may also include CST(carpel tunnel syndrome), dry eye & headache or even drop in vision.
9.) Sedentary position also induces depression, lack of social life as well as anxiety & other such psychological ailments.
But there are certain things that if kept in mind can enable you to enjoy your seat for a longer while. To start with:
1.) Avoid sitting for long duration’s in one go, take a break of 5 minutes after every hour of sitting.
2.) Prefer standing over to sit whenever possible e.g. on a phone call or during a discussion with a colleague.
3.) Keep your work station on a higher platform where standing is possible.
4.) Stretch & do some mild exercises, including the motion of the joints involved in sitting i.e. neck, lower back, shoulders etc.
5.) Exercise regularly & eat healthy.