How many hours a week do you spend sat at your desk? 7? 8? more?
I remember the days of working 9-5 and sitting at a desk, staring at my screen for hours on end. I worked in banking (yeah lucky me) most days the workload was so much I’d even skip a proper lunch break just grabbing a bite to have at my desk. At the time it was just about doing what I needed to do to get out at a reasonable time. I wasn’t thinking about the effect this could be having long term.
The Telegraph has recently published an article about office workers needing one hour of exercise every single day to counter death risks – pretty scary to read that ‘research on more than one million adults found that sitting for at least eight hours a day could increase the risk of premature death by up to 60 per cent’.
Nowadays I work at home; I freelance, manage social media and write this here blog you are on now. I love my job it really has been like a dream come true falling into it, it is still a lot of hours that I have to put in some days probably more than what I was doing in full time employment when you add it up but the difference is I am up and about in between.
Furniture at work have created an infographic with the help of a yoga instructor to show you a bunch of different yoga moves and stretches you can do, without even needing to leave your office chairs.
So now there really is no excuse for not moving about during the day and getting that exercise that you need and increasing your health and fitness levels. It’s so easy to get stuck in that work > home > sleep rut and forget how important it really is to think about our physical wellbeing.