According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, approximately 80% of adults complain of low back pain. The Institute also reports that it is the top cause of “job-related disability” and absenteeism. In 2015, the Global Burden of Disease reported lower back pain and neck pain as the fourth leading cause of disability-adjusted
When scientists performed a comparison of transit drivers with conductors and guards, they discovered that the former were twice as likely to get heart diseases. Other studies further confirmed the fact that people are more likely to die earlier if they sit for long stretches at a time. Regardless of whether you visit the gym
The adverse health effects of prolonged or regular immobility have been the topic of much research in the medical community. Sitting disease is the term used to refer to the metabolic and ill-effects of a sedentary lifestyle in humans. World Health Organization recommends completing at least, a minimum of 75 minutes of active exercises or 150
Undoubtedly working out isn’t always feasible when a nine-to-five desk job is on the agenda. However, there’s no need to fret, as these standing ab exercises will help you boost your body’s flexibility and strength within minimal time. More often than not, it gets tough to take ample time out for a proper exercise routine
Office yoga poses and standing yoga stretches help relieve pressure points, most especially on the spine, shoulders, and hips, brought about by prolonged periods of sitting down. It breaks the monotony of being sedentary. Among many, standing yoga benefits include: Improved flexibility Normalized heart rate and blood pressure Decreased stress and lower cortisol levels Improved
Sitting at a desk for long periods of time can come with its health issues. But is its alternative; standing, any better? Standing at a desk can offer you certain cardiovascular and skeletal benefits. However, unbeknownst to many, it also increases the amount of calories you burn, as you can see from the below calculator.
The modern world is full of jobs where you remain seated for around 8 hours a day, and then go home to sit somewhere else recreationally. This isn’t the ideal scenario to place your body in for 5 days a week every week, in fact, it couldn’t be much worse for your health. However, prolonged
Just from the discomfort alone, everybody knows when they have been seated for too long. But what exactly are we doing to our bodies? What damage are we causing, how long is too long, and can it be avoided? Experts claim, that prolonged sitting can cause our bodies to suffer in many ways. The following