The term “Sitting Disease” has been coined by the scientific community and is commonly used when referring to an overly sedentary lifestyle.
The ill effects of sitting too long affect pretty much every part of our body. From organ damage (heart disease, over productive pancreas and even colon cancer) and muscle degeneration (mushy abs & limp glutes) to foggy brains, strained necks and back ache, sitting at your desk all day increases your mortality risk and has a detrimental effect on your overall health.
So what can we do, short of opting for a job that involves manual labor?
The answer is simple: Sit better.
Attaining proper posture is one of the most important things you can do for your body. Here are some pointers to get you started:
So the first thing you need to do is make sure you are optimizing the way that your work place is set up.
The second thing you may want to consider is getting a simple back supporter like BetterBack
BetterBack allows you to effortlessly sit in perfect posture on even the simplest chair. It acts like a simple belt mechanism that straps you into perfect posture and doesn’t let you slump and slouch.
Even wearing it for only 30 minutes per day will train your body how to sit properly and will increase your awareness of proper posture. Over time, slouched sitting will be a thing of the past, as your body adjusts to correct posture.
You cannot change the fact that you are sitting at work all day, but you can change the way that you sit!