The average U.S. worker spends about 7.5 hours at a desk each day, according to recent surveys conducted in 2013. We’re all well aware that sitting at a desk all day isn’t a healthy way to live, but many of us have to do it anyway. In this series of PBCi Business Bites™, we’ve compiled a list of simple ways to counteract some of the negative effects of being bound to your desk all day!
The U.S. surgeon general recommends at least 30 minutes of moderate activity five days a week. According to a survey by the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, nearly 50% of adults in the U.S. admit that they don’t engage in the recommended levels of physical activity.These days, it seems like everyone is working more hours, and sometimes the old “no-time-to-exercise” rationale can be very tempting. But there are exercises you can do right at your desk to help you improve your body’s flexibility and strength with nothing but a few minutes and your desk chair. Just remember to check with a doctor before starting any exercise regimen.
As Entrepreneurs, each day we juggle the demands of our businesses, as well the demands of our personal spheres. We put great effort into keeping our professional and personal lives separate; but the truth is, what's happening in our Minds and Bodies – whether mentally, spiritually, emotionally, or physically - directly impacts, and is connected to, the decisions we make in our businesses and how we manage them.
Our Mind, Body, & BUSINESS™ series explores that connection by providing much-needed tools, resources and support for our fellow Entrepreneurs.