Health & Fitness

#HSYFIT : Improve Your Working Style

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For majority of us our lifestyles revolve around our work habits. With today’s technological advancement life have become much easier but on the cost of taking its toll on your health. Our physical activity is reduced, especially for those with desk job. Sitting is termed as bad as smoking is for health. To stay fit and healthy you need to change your lifestyle.You can start that by changing your working style at office. #HSYFIT wants you to Improve Your Working Style,right from TODAY.

 

A perfect balanced workday should include sitting,standing and stretching. While the latest office trend is to stand up all day using a standing desk or in some cases even a desk on top of a treadmill where you can walk while you work. However this  this practice isn’t seen as too beneficial as, too much standing is just as bad as too much sitting, since prolonged standing can lead to problems such as back pains.

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While the quest to being healthy requires some work, here’s an  ideal formula for office workers as recommended by The Wall Street Journal: for every 30 minutes at your desk, you should sit for 20 minutes, stand for eight minutes and then move around, and stretch for two minutes. This mix is ideal for increasing bone density and reducing risk of disease.

2 hours of standing a day may improve people’s blood sugar and cholesterol level; while walking instead of sitting may have additional benefits for people’s waistlines.

 

If this regime seems too difficult to carry out on a regular basis, try this  stretching exercise while sitting at  your desk  to help your muscles relax.

The “Do It at Your Desk” Neck Stretch:

  • Start in a seated position with spine long, shoulders above your hips and away from your ears.
  • Place one hand where the base of your skull meets the back of your neck.
  • Lengthen your neck and slightly tuck your chin. You should feel your hand elevate as your chin tucks.
  • Return to the starting position.

 

  • Gently repeat this tuck-and-release motion for 60-second intervals throughout the day.

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Why this helps:

If you work at a computer all day long, most of your time is spent in a position where your shoulders are hunched and your chin juts forward. Most neck discomfort and tension come from spending too much time in a position that promotes forward neck posture.This exercise aims at easing this tension

 

To lead a healthy life you need to invest time in building a routine which is healthy.This routine will lead you to stay fit and energetic even in later years of your life.

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