We’ve heard it time and time again, living a sedentary lifestyle can be dangerous to your health.
Sorry folks, but yes, sitting all day at your computer is included.
The truth is, Canadians sit for about 10hours a day.
Do you fall into that stat?
(YIKES! I think I sit for even longer than 10 hours)!!
The facts are out and honestly, they’re a bit scary.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to look like a hunchback when I’m old and grey.
On top of bad posture, did you know that if you sit all day, you have a higher chance of being overweight, developing type 2 diabetes or heart disease, and experiencing depression and anxiety?
Here’s what it comes down to:
The less sitting or lying down you do during the day, the better your chances for living a healthy life.
So how do we do it?
Besides taking walking around every 30 minutes (which, let’s be honest would kill your focus), have you tried standing desks?
It was really something I never considered before starting to work at Coworkly.
But as I saw more and more members using them, I became intrigued.
So I interviewed those members. Got the deets and then tried it myself.
I slowly lost the rounding in the back (ehemm the hunchback look I was telling you about).
My head went from in front of my shoulders to above them.
And most importantly, I felt better. I had more energy.
And from what I can tell, I’m not alone.
Try opting for standing about about 25% of your day.
Crank the handle on your white standing desk and see what it’s like OR if you don’t have a standing desk, bring your laptop over to the standing up blocks along the pillars to change it up.
You’ll be pleasantly surprised with the magic it’ll work on your body every day and over time.
…. I mean unless you want to look like hunch back.