The Heart Risks of a Desk Job

From Drugs.com - November 10, 2017

The Heart Risks of a Desk Job

FRIDAY, Nov. 10, 2017 -- Your comfortable recliner and state-of-the-art office chair may be increasing your risk for heart disease. A sedentary lifestyle can raise cholesterol and threaten heart health.

If you have a desk job, it's especially important to counter long bouts of sitting with an hourly 5-minute exercise break, even if you stay within your office.

If you work long hours within the confines of a small cubicle, you will need to be creative to find ways to get your blood flowing.

Here's how.

Shake up daily habits. Leave the perfect parking spot for someone else. Parking farther away from your building will give you a chance to stretch your legs before and after a long day at work.

Instead of sitting in the cafeteria during lunch, head outside to walk, talk and eat with your co-workers. You will feel refreshed and ready to take on the second half of the day.

Rather than scheduling meetings in a stuffy conference room, take your group outside. The fresh air and camaraderie may even increase your creativity and productivity.


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