Is your computer work lifestyle killing you?
August 23, 2016 6:20pm CST
Sitting for long periods of time at the computer is unhealthy. It can lead to heart disease, poor circulation, strain muscles, overweight, and a sore back. This got me concerned. The health experts advise people to stand up from their desk work every 20 minutes. They say this will improve circulation, posture, prevent heart disease, diabetes, lower blood pressure and lower weight gain. I now practice a daily routine of standing every 20 minutes from my desk computer work, then doing some stretching and exercise movement. Are you sitting too much at your computer?
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28 Aug 16
That is great that you learned this and are following the advice. I doubt I sit still that long as I do not work at a desk. I just come here to the internet for fun. I worry if I sit around all the time I will get a flat butt lol so I do exercises to prevent that.
29 Aug 16
Yes, I'm glad I found this valuable health information on the internet. Standing on the feet at the computer desk will help to lose weight. At the work place they have the computers set high and no chairs by the computer so employees are standing when working on the computers. I was afraid of that too.. sitting too much will either flatten or make me have a flabby butt. Oh, my word let me shut my mouth.
24 Aug 16
@skysnap I hope you're feeling better these days. I am careful not to spend a long time sitting on my computer work desk to avoid an unhealthy lifestyle. It's important to stand up from the desk every 20 minutes and engage in exercise activity. This will help to prevent heart disease and other dangerous health problems.
26 Aug 16
26 Aug 16
@Hatley Oh that's great you move to get exercise from your desk every hour and I'm glad you're feeling healthy. I find I can concentrate when I stand up in front of my computer desk every 20 or 30 minutes. I raised my keyboard on a higher board and placed my monitor on a box so it doesn't strain me while I type. I feel much better to take the breaks, less neck strain, better circulation and posture for me.
24 Aug 16
@crazyhorseladycx Yes, and these gadgets will cause people to lead a sedentary life which makes them over weight, prone to cardiovascular problems and lots of other unhealthy conditions. From all the horses you take care of and your farming chores, I see you are very active in your life. That's good you don't sit down for hours on end. Staying up on feet is a life saver.