Do you sit at a desk all day? Do you have a commute on top of that? Chances are, you’ve felt some of the effects. Low back pain, sore wrists, and a stiff neck are only the beginning. Sitting for extended periods of time can damage your nerves, tendons, and ligaments.
Taking regular breaks from sitting can relieve the short-term aches, and reduce the long-term damage. Set an alarm on your phone or on your computer to remind you to get up and walk. (Drinking more water can help encourage walking as well.) Take a break to stretch your back, legs, and arms, and set aside time each day outside of work to walk and do resistance training.
Schedule walk breaks and exercises on your appointment column in your daily planner, so you don’t forget to get up and move. Our Health and Fitness Tracker is an ideal way to manage the nutrition you eat and the type of activities you do each week.