The Healthier the back, the happier the life. Anyone can atest to this, but with the demands of today’s fast-paced world, it’s easier said than done. Health takes the back seat more often that we admit. As part of this year’s resolutions, let bring health to front and center in our lives. And to start, lets begin implementing some healthy habits, whether you spend your days sitting at a desk or standing at a shop’s counter.
Many studies agree with the fact that the more time someone spends sitting, the higher their risk of illness. We’ve been told we should move to remain healthy. And that the more time spent stagnant or sitting, the higher chances to illness in the future.
Well, while moving is certainly a good thing , it turns out that being on your feet too long isn’t so good for your health either. Many recent studies say that standing more than five hours each day may contribute to aching joints in the short-term, and increase your risk for back pain and other musculoskeletal illnesses in the long run.
Got you thinking now? Relax, promise to give you some tips. Keep on reading bellow.
If you have a job that requires you to stand for long periods of time, consider the following tips:
Take breaks often. Incorporate planned breaks into your schedule. 5 minutes every 30 or 40 minutes should do the trick.
Keep it varied. Alternate seating and standing every half hour if possible, or at least sit for 5 minutes every 30 minutes.
Standing relaxation. Find a step stool and raise one foot on it, alternating feet every few minutes.
The key to it all is to keep it different, keep moving and alternate between the both