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A recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine warned of the dangers of sitting of prolonged periods of time. The researchers found that people who sit for eight or nine hours a day increased their risk for cardiovascular disease by 14 percent, cancer by 13 percent and diabetes by 91 percent.
As terrifying as those statistics are, many office workers find it difficult to leave their desks during the day. As such, below find seven simple ‘deskercises’ can be done throughout the work day and don’t require you to leave your cubicle or bring weights to work. While these few simple tricks won’t give you a bikini body or drastically improve cardiovascular health, strength or endurance, they can make office workers more comfortable and increase blood flow.
Tips adapted from Choice Chiropractic and Wellness Center
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