Sitting has been found to be as dangerous to our long-term health as much as tobacco use and yet most of us spend a significant part of our days sitting. Chairs are modern tools that force our bodies into unnatural slumped-over positions for dangerously periods of times. As a result, we are getting gradually weaker, gaining weight and becoming more susceptible to diabetes, heart disease and depression.
A 2013 survey of 30,000 women found that those that sat for nine or more hours a day were more likely to be depressed because prolonged sitting reduces circulation causing less endorphin’s to reach the brain.
Our bodies were designed to move and doing so will help you be happier, healthier and more productive. Here are some tips to regain and maintain postural health and strength:
-Consider standing breaks, using a standing work station or furniture that facilitates “active sitting”. I have been using a standing desk to work for about four months and love it! Many other have achieved remarkable success while standing up on the job including Ernest Hemingway, Mark Twain, Winston Churchill, Benjamin Franklin and Marks Gray, Shareholder Ed Birk.
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