Increased time sitting has been shown to increase the risk of heart disease, and is associated with musculoskeletal issues such as aches and pains. If your job is primarily a desk job it can be difficult to improve this aspect of office life – here are a few quick tips to get movement into your working day.
1.Get moving! Guidelines say that for every 30 minutes of sitting, we should spend 2 minutes moving. Whether you do some stretches at your desk, or get up and make a drink, your body will thank you. To avoid aches and pains in your joints moving is so important! Take home message? Move a little, and move often.
2.Reduce eye strain. Tired eyes make you feel tired in general, and if you feel tired chances are you probably won’t want to get up and move around. Ensure your screen display is in a good position, and have your eyes checked regularly by an optometrist.
3.Try not to eat lunch at your desk. Take a walk to a park down the road.
4.Avoid procrastination! Easier said than done sometimes; when things pile up and we are frantically trying to get them done moments for movement are the last things on our mind. Where you can try and nip things in the bud early.