All Day Long

@edsss17 (4398)
Philippines
March 1, 2013 1:59pm CST
The nature of my work is all about computer and internet which means I have to sit all day long in front of the computer. It's not good for the health, I admit that. There are times my legs and arms feels numb after long hours of focusing on my work. It always gives me problem. so, what I do about it now is that whenever no one is looking , I stretch my body and sometimes dance zumba, chacha, tango, or just whatever I like. It depends on what I clicked on YouTube though. Honestly, I'm not into dancing and I hate to dance since I feel like I look awkward when dancing.. But, for me to be able to be healthy, I have to work my body in a sweaty way. I do it every time I can't run in the morning. It's pretty much helpful though. I don't easily get tired. I'm also watching on my food intake. So, what do you do to stay healthy and fit?
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10 responses
@SIMPLYD (78616)
• Philippines
2 Mar 13
Yes, that's the way to beat being unhealthy while at work that requires the whole day of sitting. You should once in a while try to make some movements like shake the legs and arms and bodies. Every now and then, get up and walk into the water dispenser. Or walk to the comfort room to pee. Anything that can make you get up and move is good. Most of all, eat the right foods.
@edsss17 (4398)
• Philippines
7 Mar 13
Yes, indeed! :) I just do simple stretching when there are a lot of people around. It's too awkward to dance alone. lol.
@SIMPLYD (78616)
• Philippines
8 Mar 13
Yes, dancing alone suddenly would make them think you are !
@edsss17 (4398)
• Philippines
9 Mar 13
lol yes!
@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
9 Mar 13
hi, It is very nice way of relaxing. you ahve to work on computer for many hours so have to take break in the work so that your eyes and can take rest. Sitting for long time in the same position is also not good for your back and legs. So dancing is the very good exercise for your body.
@edsss17 (4398)
• Philippines
9 Mar 13
Yes, it is a very good way to release all sweats!
• United States
3 Mar 13
I spend a good portion at my computer as well, so I can relate to what you mean Marie. I usually run 3 to 4 times a week to keep in fairly good shape. I also do yoga daily, and I also workout with weights. I also do push-ups from time to time as well. I think that as long as you're keeping active on a daily basis, you'll be okay my friend :)
@edsss17 (4398)
• Philippines
7 Mar 13
Hi Brad. Yes, you're active than I am when it comes to running. I'm trying push-ups nowadays. I can't take it yet, but I hope I can soon! :)
• India
2 Mar 13
I also have to work whole day in front of computer as I am software engineer but I do take care of my health by taking breaks at regular intervals and not staring at the screen continuously. I do take regular breaks, do the eye exercise though i dont remember to do it daily, I drink lots of water and do keep in mind about keeping the right posture.
@edsss17 (4398)
• Philippines
7 Mar 13
That's good then, my friend. Wish you well.
@ARIES1973 (9533)
• Legaspi, Philippines
2 Mar 13
Standing up and stretching from time to time can help in a way. I have the same work as you. That is aside from the part time job that I have which really requires me to be in front of computer most of the time. There are just time that we are being required to go out for some activities so that is the time that I can get away from my computer. Have great day!
@edsss17 (4398)
• Philippines
7 Mar 13
Yes, that helps too.
2 Mar 13
Although my nature of work is not to sit in front of computer all day, but i have to all day sit on chair having a book or notebook in front of me. The only opportunity I have is at evening to go out . I walk for twenty five minutes very fast and this is the physical exercise I have in my regular senior secondary school routine.
@edsss17 (4398)
• Philippines
7 Mar 13
That's good enough then! :)
@yahnee (1250)
• Philippines
2 Mar 13
When I was still on a day job, I would spend the whole 8 hours of my work in front of the computer doing payrolls and memos. Now that I am home-based, I spent more hours in front of the internet-connected computer than I used to. I understand it is significantly unhealthy hence I make it a point to stop every hour or so and do something else like cook food or spin some clothes in the washing machine. This way, I am able to rest my eyes. I always see to it that I walk in the late afternoon even if it requires me to go to the mall. Instead of using the escalator, I go up and down the stairs and walk from end to end just to get enough exercise. I am also very particular about my diet so as to keep myself fit. Obesity is becoming a big issue right now due to the unhealthy life of working behind computer all day with hardly any exercise.
@edsss17 (4398)
• Philippines
7 Mar 13
Yes. Obesity is indeed a big issue nowadays. Most people are taking their health for granted. I was too but I have learned my lesson now! :) I make it to a point to take a run or walk every morning before sitting in the computer then, an hour walking in the afternoon too.
@rog0322 (2834)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
2 Mar 13
Hi, It is not good to be in that position all day long, I too, work in front of a computer being a programmer and hardware technician, but I don't pass the chance to go SCUBA diving every once in a while. It is a good exercise aside from seeing new things in a new perspective underwater. Walking from home to work and vice versa also help, even if it is only a few minutes away. Save me money and does a lot for circulation to the system.
@edsss17 (4398)
• Philippines
7 Mar 13
Wow! you're too adventurous. SCUBA diving is too extreme for me. Just walking and running would be enough! :)
@peavey (16473)
• United States
2 Mar 13
I have to spend a lot of time on the computer, too. One of the things I do is walk. When I take a break at noon or otherwise, I walk as much as I can and it really helps. Also, they say that if you squirm, wiggle or otherwise move about at your desk, that will help and I've found that it does.
@edsss17 (4398)
• Philippines
7 Mar 13
Yes. I walk too when I have the time. Thanks for the tips.
• Canada
1 Mar 13
I know what you mean, I always had a physical job so since I have been working on my computer I notice my hand and arm can become quite numb I have also felt cold they say when you notice these symptoms you need to take a break. I have always tried t have a healthy diet as well and I have always been a water drinker. It is good you are getting some stretching in that is important.
@edsss17 (4398)
• Philippines
7 Mar 13
Yea. I couldn't agree more. I just recently understand the importance of drinking water.