WORKPLACE

Sitting might be killing you

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In today’s world we sit more than anything else. 67% of workers hate sitting but 87% of workers sit all day at work.

It is called the “Sitting epidemic” and it is wreaking havoc on employee health. Research suggests that sitting shuts down key fat burners, reduces blood flow, raises blood sugar and reduces good cholesterol levels by 20%. Exercising regularly is good for your health, but will not significantly change the effect too much sitting has. What we need to start doing is getting active at work.

Here are few tips on how you can achieve a more mobile work environment:

• Posture is very important. Sitting at a 135 degree angle is better then sitting up straight.


• Interrupt sitting by getting up for a quick stretch, walking in one place or even a jumping jack or two.


• Stand up when talking on the phone. If you have a cordless phone or cellphone, jump to the opportunity and pace your office.


• Instead of ordering-in your coffee or lunch, rather get up and go fetch it yourself.


• Take the stairs instead of the elevator.


• Sit on an exercise ball rather than a chair. Your posture is better, blood-flow is better and you tend to hop, move and get up more.

Remembering to get up if you have large workload is difficult and seems impossible and unrealistic, but you can prolong you life with up to 15 years if you sit for shorter periods of time. By sitting less hours a day you can prevent diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity, poor blood circulation, varicose veins, heart disease and arthritis.

To get rid of the effect sitting has already had on you and your employee’s health, you can introduce an Ozone Sauna into the office. Ozone therapy improves blood circulation, neutralizes toxins and impurities in the blood, breaks up fatty deposits, improves vitamin and mineral absorption, cleans the lungs and increase oxygen levels in the blood. Ozone therapy may also reduce chances of developing cold & flu, high cholesterol, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, stress, anxiety, Alzheimer’s disease and cancer.

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