by Jeannine Re McNamara, RDN
This is the age of technology, where information is available to us at the click of a button. Where the majority of jobs, as well as much of our free time, is spent sitting in front of a computer screen, with limited physical activity.
Unfortunately, sedentary “desk” jobs can be detrimental to your health, couple that with our fast-paced, stressful lives and long work hours and boy, are we in trouble! Sitting at a desk all day can lead to such ailments as weight gain, obesity, poor circulation, back problems and poor posture, neck and shoulder pain, weak legs and stomach muscles, Deep vein thrombosis/blood clots in the legs, varicose veins, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer, and even increase the risk of anxiety and depression from being stuck in one spot all day. Studies have shown that a desk job can shorten a person’s life span.
So, what can a person do to avoid the health risks of their desk job?