Ways Your Office Job is Literally Killing You
The stress, long hours, and sedentary nature of your modern office job are sucking the life out of y
1. Sitting all day could shave years off your life
Sitting for lengthy periods is terrible for your body. Aches and pains are the least of your problems Sitting too much can lead to an early death. You face a higher risk of muscular skeletal disorders obesity diabetes cancer heart disease and more even if you work out regularly.
Around 86% of American workers sit all day at work. If youre one of them Alan Hedge a design and ergonomics professor at Cornell recommends you change to positions every 8 minutes and take a 2minute moving break at least twice an hour.
2. Regularly slouching in your can chair lead to long term illnesses
If your job requires you to sit most of the day its best if you get a sitting device that allows you to straighten your poor posture. If not youre contributing to a pool of chronic long term ailments including arthritis and bursitis.
3. Using a treadmill desk increases your chances of physically hurting yourself
Although a treadmill desk may help with the risk of obesity and heart disease these desks are also prone to increased typos and might cause you to fall more often than merely sitting in a chair.
4. Skipping breakfast puts your body in a constant stressful state
Always on the run and dont have time to eat the most important meal of the day? Doing this consistently will put your body in a stressful state and disrupt your metabolism.
People who dont eat breakfast have a greater risk of high blood pressure being overweight and having heart issues compared to those who regularly eat within two hours of waking up.
5. Regularly eating fast food for lunch will increase your risk of heart disease
Most office folk go out for an unhealthy lunch once in a while some more than others but even the occasional indulgence has negative effects.
A portion of fast food usually has around double the calories to another similar food of the same size and they have a lot of oxidized fat which increases the risk of heart disease.
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