Office workers should concern
There have been always talking about the consequences of extended sitting and being low active, but this time, researchers have developed a Life-sized model shows what office workers might look like in 20 years.Emma is a woman doll which shows that after 20 years she has a hunched back and neck and swollen limbs and
There have been always talking about the consequences of extended sitting and being low active, but this time, researchers have developed a Life-sized model shows what office workers might look like in 20 years.
Emma is a woman doll which shows that after 20 years she has a hunched back and neck and swollen limbs and varicose veins due to poor circulation, with dry and red eyes from hours staring at a computer screen and wrinkles around her eyes are reducing her beauty. These are only some of the health conditions and symptoms that can be seen visually.
It is essential to pay attention to this fact that working in an office will definitely means sitting behind computers for long years and being low active, however, with a suitable schedule for daily routine life may eliminate some of the consequences.
Here are some tips you should pay attention to:
Choose an appropriate chair and desk
Each person needs its own suitable chair and desk related to her/his height and physical posture. Adjust your chair and desk relating to the height and mastering it. Your arms should be vertical underneath and your forearms should be parallel to the desk. Also there should be a foothold so you wouldn’t have to lean toward.
Take care of your bones
Bone loss of the spine, excessive pressure on the bones of the neck, waist, and pelvis cause skeletal, cartilage, and muscle abnormalities which is one of other consequences of sitting behind desks for long period of time. Inappropriate sitting even causes you permanent fracture of your lower back and damaging to the spine. Sitting at a desk reduces your bone density by one percent and provides the basis for osteoporosis per year.
Spending a day just sitting may reduce the insulin activity in the body. When body cannot use insulin properly, you are at the high risk of type 2 diabetes. Always carry a bottle of water with yourself. When body dehydrated, the blood sugar rises. Those who drink more water have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Anxiety and depression
According to medical studies and research, anxiety and depression are among of psychological effects of sitting for long period of time and this may cause more problems.
Some suggestions (tips):
Stand up for yourself every hour walk and do some stretches.
Place the computer screen in front of your eyes and try not to bend your head forward and down. – Choose the font size in a way that it is easy to see and you don’t have to frown. Place your mouse and keyboard close so your hands won’t be far from your body. This will keep you away from bending.
You can strengthen your back muscles by contracting your abdominal muscles, bringing one knee to your chest and stretching your back.
Don’t forget to paddle slowly while you’re sitting. By raising the shoulders, pulling the body and lowering and twisting your chin and neck, prevent neck pain.
Do push-ups since this exercise makes your waistlines Strengthen prevent lower back pain.
Stand up using public transportation
Speak with your colleagues personally rather that talking through phone
Try to hold your meetings standing up.
Walk after eating lunch or provide your meal outside your work.
Use staircase instead of elevator.
Stand up in about less than an hour and stretch your body a little bit.
In order to prevent varicose veins, control your weight