Don’t Sacrifice Your Health for a Desk Job

You don’t have to sacrifice your health for the perfect job – in fact, the healthier you are, the more successful you’re likely to be in your career as well! So give yourself the balanced life you deserve and be happy, and healthy, all work-day long.

Get It Straight. Sitting up straight makes you happier! Because when you’re excited, you sit up straight, when you sit up straight, you evoke the emotion of happiness.

Be powerful. Sitting up straight makes you more powerful, because it alters hormones levels – increasing testosterone and decreasing cortisol. You will be more confident and likely to take risks. Good posture makes you appear more able to others.

Improves body function. Good posture makes it easier to fill your lungs! It will strengthen abdominal and back muscles which will decrease discomfort. When the spine is in alignment, the nervous system functions optimally.

Poor posture can cause health risks. It is harder for the lungs to expand and can cause muscle tension, leading to an even worse posture.

Stay mobile! Try walking to meetings and go for a brisk walk during breaks. If you sit all day, try eating lunch standing up. Take stretching breaks to feel refreshed. Start with reaching for your toes. You can stand on one foot and bend the other leg and hold your foot to stretch your quads.

Tilt your head from side to side, holding it lightly with your hand. And then stretch your arms by holding your hands behind your back.

Make it easy to keep a good posture at work. Request an ergonomic chair or a standing desk. Sit on an exercise ball or the therapy discs we utilize at Desired Health Chiropractic. Dr. Van Bogart teaches active sitting techniques to patients to keep the core engaged and the back strong.

At Desired Health Chiropractic in Anoka, we focus on your health goals to keep you healthy and strong for any physical adventure you plan to tackle.  If you found value in this article we ask that you share with your friends, family, or teammates. Until next time, stay healthy and reach for your goals.

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