Have you ever noticed that after sitting down at your computer for a long period of time your body starts to ache? As someone who spends a great deal of time on mine I know it all too well. In fact, if I sit at my computer for more than an hour getting up for a drink of water can be quite painful.
One of the biggest problems people who sit for too long have is that they don’t sit properly. People tend to “slouch” or “hunch” over in their seats which puts a lot of strain on their back. Sitting for long periods of time also keeps your body from circulating blood properly and can actually cause blood clots in your legs.
How can you combat sitting too long? Well, just because you have a desk job doesn’t mean you are glued to your chair. Stand up every now and then! Walk around a little bit if you can. Take a few trips to the water fountain or bathroom. Even if you aren’t thirsty and don’t have to go to the loo you can still get a bit of exercise and give your body a little break from sitting! I am sure your body will thank you!