Get Up and Move! Why Desk Jobs Require Us to Be More Active, Not Less
Most of us will have a desk job at some point in our lives. And while there are many
advantages to having an office job - stability, a (hopefully) comfortable chair, and the ever-
present pot of coffee - there are also some definite downsides. One of the biggest is that desk jobs require us to be more active, not less.
We all know that sitting down for long periods isn’t good for our health. Research has shown that too much sitting may lead to a host of health problems, including obesity, heart disease, and diabetes.
This is a problem because our bodies were not designed to be inactive for long periods of time. When we sit for long periods of time, our muscles slowly begin to atrophy, and our metabolism starts to slow down. This may lead to weight gain and a decrease in overall fitness levels. Additionally, sitting for long periods of time may increase our risk of developing cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.
So what can we do to combat the adverse effects of a sedentary lifestyle? The best thing we can do is get up and move!
Regular physical activity can help to improve our overall fitness levels, increase our muscle mass, and boost our metabolism.
And even moderate exercise can make a big difference - one study found that people who increased their physical activity by just 10 minutes per day reduced their risk of early death by up to 35%!
If you have a desk job, it’s essential to make an effort to move around as much as possible
throughout the day. Taking just a few minutes here and there to walk around or stretch your
body can help offset the harmful effects of sitting for long periods of time. And remember,
even moderate activity can have significant health benefits - so get up and get moving!