According to health experts, the average office worker spends a whopping 10 hours a day sitting at a computer.
Gavin Bradley, director of Active Working, advocates doing some type of office exercises throughout the day. He explains that sitting in an office for an extended period of time has several negative effects on your body:
- Metabolism slows by as much as 90 percent after just two hours of prolonged sitting.
- The enzymes that move the bad fat from your arteries to your muscles slow down.
- The muscles in your lower body are turned off.
- Good cholesterol drops 20 percent after two hours of prolonged sitting.
You have to get moving.
Breaking the habit of being sedentary for extended periods of time can be difficult. ecoNugenics has created a routine of 12 office exercises that can help you stretch out those tired and cramped muscles: read more.