Humans are not made for immobility. Even if you take a healthy joint and put it in a cast for even a few days, when you remove this the movement of the joint will be decreased, pain will appear, and muscles that surround the joint will have started to atrophy. So, how does this translate to jobs that require us to sit all day, being immobile at a computer, in a car, or at a desk?
It’s important for your physical and mental health to involve frequent movement into your day. Not only will this help you combat the negative effects of “sitting disease,” it can help you to become more productive. Take a look at the following from Positive Health Wellness for some tips and simple stretches to incorporate into your work day.
To learn more about Sitting Disease and how you can prevent the negative effects, take a look at our previous post, “Solutions To Stop Sitting Disease.”