Landing your first job can be exciting and stressful at the same time. You naturally want to impress your boss and your co-workers. It may be tough at first because there’s so much to learn, and so you find yourself pulling one overtime after another. You’re tired and you lack sleep so you just take a cab to work instead of biking to the office like you used to. To reward yourself for your hard work, you binge on pizza and burgers and fries. Sounds like you? Yes, there are millions of employees who are trapped in this cycle.
The bad news is that they are unknowingly putting their health at risk by staying inside the office for extended hours with no physical activity. Sitting down for extended periods is bad for your health because it slows down the body’s metabolism. This means that the rest of the body’s processes will move at a slower rate, and you could be at a higher risk of developing lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, high cholesterol, and hypertension.
Instead of sitting down all day, be more active. You can do exercises at the office especially if you don’t have time to go to the gym. Walk up and down a flight of stairs instead of taking the elevator and get up to take a drink of water more often.
We have an infographic containing more information about exercises you can do while seated at your desk as well as how to improve your circulation. Take the time to read it and heed our advice. It’s never too early to start being mindful about your health. Take care of your body, it’s the only one you’ve got!