Sitting: A Workplace Health Crisis

Alexa Pozniak and Ginger Boermeester from Life-Cycle Wellness explain how to combat the negative effects of sitting for long periods of time.
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So as we begin a two year and pledged to make changes in our lives it is time to take a closer look at this. This that's actually how many of us work huddled over computers sitting for hours on end which can lead to a number of health problems and joining us now perfect time. Elective cosmetic injectable Meester the owners of life cycle wellness thanks for being here guys thank you grading essays and no this is so my beautiful posture there. What are you Rwandan talk about sitting disease what exactly sitting disease. Sitting disease is used to describe a cascade of negative effects of their now linking extended periods of sitting. The average Americans it's for eight to ten hours a day while. They getting their car they commute to work. Sit behind a desk eight hours made even more get their car commute home. Sit at the dinner table in front of the TV in bed. They're done and those eight hours here talking to investors are FaceBook time not necessarily work right at clearing. So on the side dogs reconcile how we combat this I know that that. Life cycle that you guys go in and trying to help people out with this. Sure what will some of the symptoms. Associated with this. Our it you're at an increased risk of heart disease cancer diabetes stroke but they're also musculoskeletal. Symptoms as well. And that's where. Snow put this common and this is all from all of those. All from sitting you have these problems from city extended periods of sitting. Okay. And so you're not realizing that you're treating this like hunch and gas posture is infected. So you really want to take a break throughout your work day in him and just take a moment. Connect Brees and realize where your holding your tension that's your bodies in the greenery spin. It's it's 122 researchers say to combat. Sitting disease yet. Every twenty minutes that you're sitting. Get up for eight minutes he can stand it whether it's taking conference colleague to standing up and and then two minutes and activities that could be walking around the office can be walked into the bathroom broke a 28 to may and is there one of the other really quick tip. Yes so. The C to twist the sea between get a bat so it Easter accent yet prepared the other direction. Yes. Are and then to some simple head neck and children girls writes about the cent to settle chest and and then just start to work here. You know a second soon here ref friend left no CFO read the group can fix it. And a half face sexy each side and let the weight of your head drop picture so that the neck can lengthen the jock and relax. Children breathe right thing that they have little movements like that connected the big difference Medina. I feel a lot more relaxed containment are activated two seconds it out right. But the Serena Scripps they're really stressed me out on credit reports speculated so much electing a ginger from life cycle wellness the watching world news now. So now we can do with a drink with the help effect.

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