Category: Tips and Tricks
Most of us have seen the articles that state prolonged sitting is bad for us. A quick Internet search will bring up plenty of research and discussion on the topic. In addition to sitting at a desk for a minimum of 10 hours on a workday, in addition to binge watching Game of Thrones and Big Bang Theory on the weekends, the amount of time I personally spend in the standing position for an extended period of time is alarmingly minimal.
If you’re looking for the specifics on how sitting is decreasing your lifespan, I’ll direct you to do the research on your own. I prefer to focus on what we can do to help with our sedentary sins. I found a great video by Business Insider that details tips and tricks for sitting at your desk to decrease your chances of “sitting illnesses”.
A great rule of thumb is to aim to stand, walk, or stretch between 1 to 5 minutes every 15-30 minutes every hour. I’ve taken the liberty to list the suggestions from the video here. If you’re looking for some visual cues on how to sit and set up your desk, check out the video.
*There is an argument that armrests can increase the amount of pressure on elbow joints, due to carpal tunnel, I found this to be the case in my situation. Armrests can be easily removed from most office chairs.Go BAck To Blog page
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