Get a standing desk!
Chronic sitting is a real threatand has the same mortality rate as smoking according to this study.
According to Tom Rath best selling author of ‘Eat Move Sleep’ which as sold more than six million copies:
Sitting for more than six hours greatly increases your risk of an early death. No matter how much you exercise, eat well, avoid smoking, excessive sitting will cause problems.
As soon as you sit down, electrical activity in your leg muscle shuts off! Enzyme production, which helps break down body fat, drops by 90 percent.
After two hours of sitting, your good cholesterol drops by 20%.
Further more, there are positive associations between cancer risk and sedentary behaviour.
More and more companies have started to adopt the sit-stand lifestyle, by including standing desk in their offices.
Its also a great idea to buy a fitness band and aim to clock in more than 5,000 steps (less than this number is considered sedentary) and ideally more than 10,000 per day.
We all know that standing burn more calories than sitting, combine this with deep breathing for about 15 min a day ( in total) and you are looking at burning at few hundred calories without even going to the gym.
It will further save you from lower back pain as well.
IS THIS THE FUTURE OF WORK PLACE?