Sitting in an office chair for a long period of time can make you feel achy.
Your shoulders start to sting, your back aches, your neck twinges, and your wrists pull when you type on your keyboard. None of this is pleasant but imagine how it feels over the long-term, when you experience it every single day.
Getting up and moving around more is vital for a healthy working situation but when you have a lot to do and you need your computer to do it, you might not know how to weave moving around and working into the same situation. That’s where active working comes into the fore.
Sitting for too long at an office desk is dangerous for your health. It increases your risk of heart disease, developing diabetes, and all manner of other dangerous health problems. The good news is that there are many different types of office furniture which allow you to be more active at work these days, such as stand height desks or active seating, to name just two.
However, sometimes the old fashioned ways work best – stretching.
Check out this video which shows a few stretches you might like to start trying today.
Stretching might seem too simple to bring you any benefit, but that’s actually not the case. Stretching can:
- Help to improve your posture
- Help with mobility and range of motion
- Reduce the instances of lower back pain
- Make your muscles and ligaments stronger
- Soothe sore muscles
You don’t have to get down on a yoga mat to gain benefits, but if you want to then it certainly won’t do you any harm! Stretching is easy, you can do it at your desk, you can do it on your breaks, you can do it inside or outside, and you can do it alone or with your colleagues. It’s versatile, it’s simple, and literally anyone can do it.
Moving around more during your working day is vital if you want to protect your health and give you a more productive picture at work. Making use of method such as standing and sitting on rotation, walking meetings, and just going for a wander on your lunch break can make a huge difference. You don’t have to pound the treadmill at the gym to improve your health and a few stretches could be all it takes at work.