Are you sitting right now? Have you been sitting for a long time in the same posture? Great. Do you feel your back or is it numb? Do yourself a favor and stand up!
Significant research has been done which shows that sitting in the same position for long hours, whether at work or in front of your laptop screen is damaging your health more than you can even imagine. If you are forcing your body into an immovable position, even though your body is designed for continuous movement, you are making yourself vulnerable to heart diseases, sprains and backaches.
Making you fat, developing obesity, damaging your backbone and laying loads of stress on your mind are just some of the effects sitting in one position, for hours, can cause. Standing should be part of your routine, whether you are a computer geek or an athlete. However, most people are not familiar with the ways they can make standing, a regular part of their lives. Let us discuss some of these tips you can follow to make ‘standing’ a day-to-day process.
Some Easy Standing Tips:
One of the easiest ways is to stand while you are answering calls. Some people might be so fond of doing all their work, sitting back on their couch, that they forget that if will not hurt to stand and stretch for a few minutes while you receive a call during work. So the next time you get a call, flex your muscles a bit!
If your work is related to a computer and you have to spend your whole day sitting in front of your laptop’s screen in the same posture, make sure to stand and take a break every 30 minutes. Making this a routine would save you from most of the backaches you suffer at night.
If you have an office on the building, you can always use the stairs instead of the elevator. This will maintain your stamina and build it onwards.
One of the common ways standing can be practiced during work is to have standing or walking meeting with your colleague Go for a walk in the balcony and do a few rounds. You will feel fresh when you sit back on your seat.
Make sure that you eat your lunch away from your desk. If you have brought something from home, take it to a cafeteria to eat.
Walk to your colleague’s desk instead of phoning or emailing them. This will ensure that you do not sit in your seat, in the same posture, the whole day.
If possible, stand at the back of the room during presentations. This will ensure that you complete your standing routine and also attend the meeting.
Finally, take a brisk walk when you are on your lunch break or if you cannot do that, park your car or bike away from your building so you are forced to walk to it every day.
With the above mentioned tips, you will certainly be able to add standing to your routine and daily schedule. This will help in protecting you against many diseases and illnesses you might suffer from in the future.