More and more research points to the health hazards of sitting. Don’t believe us? Four contributors to the Washington Post detail a range of damage that sitting can add up to for our bodies. From a strained neck and back pain to poor circulation, spinal inflexibility, and heart disease.
If you work in an office, you might be sitting 6+ hours each day, bringing new meaning to that “pain in your butt.”
More Active Desks
Want to break the sitting habit? Make your desk and your day more active. And get some coworkers to try these ideas out with you:
- Set reminders on your computer to get up and walk around every hour
- Try out a standing desk or treadmill desk
- Host a walking meeting
- Park further away and walk the extra distance (or bike to work instead)
- Take the stairs instead of the elevator (need signs to encourage using the stairs? Let us know!)
Feeling good at work drives business performance. At the end of the day what your company does to support employees to be active after they leave the office DOES make a difference. But interspersing physical activity throughout the work day can be a game changer. No more lethargic meetings! Quit that achy back! Create a culture of activity and wellness.