Workplace Wellness Ideas
Workplace Wellness Idea #14: Deskercise
Why Deskercise? Technology advancements such as computers have increased our efficiency at work, but they have also caused us to spend more time sitting for hours at a desk or a workstation. According to the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability, even if we are active before or after work and getting our 30 minutes of daily physical activity, research now shows that may not be enough to undo the health risks of a sedentary lifestyle. Sitting for long periods of time during the day is just as detrimental to your health.
Prolonged sitting can impair the body’s ability to deposit fat, interrupt the functioning of HDL (the healthy cholesterol), and increase one’s risk for cardiovascular disease and other causes of mortality.
Read our entire Workplace Wellness Idea #14 to learn more about why you should add a deskercise routine into your work day and for tips on how to get started.
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Interested in improving the food and beverage environment at your company or organization? See the American Heart Association’s Commitment to Building a Culture of Health commitment form for more details.