“Research linked sitting for long frames with a number of health concerns. Including obesity and a cluster of conditions such as increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol levels that make up metabolic syndrome“–Paul Ebeling
Everyone knows that sitting on our butts all day at work can be harmful to your job, but few realize that it can also be harmful to your health
A new study found that it is not just the length of time we spend sitting down that can make a difference, but also the number of breaks that they take while sitting at their desk. Lots of breaks, even if they are as little as a min, seem to be good for people’s hearts and their waistlines.
The research, published in the European Heart Journal, is the 1st in a large, multi-ethnic look at the links of the total amount of time spent sitting down and breaks in sedentary time, with various indicators of risk for heart disease, metabolic diseases such as diabetes, and inflammatory processes that can play a role in atherosclerosis.
- Take breaks from sitting every 30 mins.
- Stand while talking on the phone or watching television.
- If you work at a desk, try a standing desk or improvise with a high table or counter.
- Walk with your colleagues for meetings rather than sitting in a conference room.
- Position your work surface above a treadmill with a computer screen and keyboard on a stand or a specialized treadmill-ready vertical desk so that you can be in motion throughout the day.
- Get a good chair
- Eat real food, but never at your desk
The impact of movement, even leisurely movement can be profound. For starters, you will burn more calories. This might lead to weight loss and increased energy. Also, physical activity helps maintain muscle tone, your ability to move and your mental well-being, especially as you age.
Please feel free to use this study to get up, walk around and or convince your boss that you need more breaks to do better.
Have a prosperous week, Keep the Faith!