People who spend a great portion of their day are a little more likely to develop certain types of cancer than those who are more active. Viewpoints Industry reviews why it is imperative we get up and move at work.
When we are sedentary all day long, sitting at a desk, behind a steering wheel or some other job which requires no real movement, we are taking risks with our bodies and eventually our lives. Sitting all day often results in poor blood circulation, high blood pressure, stiff muscles and joints and can be a precursor for colon or endometrial cancer. So get up move.
There are many ways to get extra movement into the work day:
Take one fifteen minute break at mid-morning and one in mid-afternoon to walk outside or walk around the floor. Bend knees and elbows and bend the head down to relieve any stress.
If a one hour lunch break is given, take half of it and go for a walk.
When allowed, get up and walk to someone’s office rather than call or email.
Take the stairs instead of an escalator or elevator if possible.
Break the day up with short bits of light activity. It also helps the eyes when they are strained.
These small steps help a great deal in the overall health of everyone. Viewpoints Industry suggests adding activity to your life. Every little bit helps.