Health dangers of a sedentary work environment
Federal health guidelines recommend a minimum of 30 minutes of moderate exercise e.g. walking or jogging — every single day. But in recent years the true danger of sitting all day long have been demonstrated by new research showing that even this is insufficient to counteract the health hazards of sitting down too much.
Additionally being seated with poor posture for hours on end, without standing or walking can also reduce productivity.
It is now well established that sitting for long periods repeatedly over time can cause physiological changes within muscles also causing a reduction of use of fat and instead its accumulation in organs such as the liver, heart and even brain. This can also lead to weight gain, insulin resistance and diabetes and therefore cardiovascular disease.
#1 Maybe the most important thing to do is STAND UP – every 15 to 20 minutes. Just this act itself has huge benefits and if can stand for a minute or two each time the better.