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Is Your Job Slowly Sucking the Life Out of You?

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That may sound like a super aggressive title for a health and fitness article, but just give me a little bit of time to back it up. Deal?

By: Betsy Stevens NCCPT  |   Grab Your Free 7 Day Pass NOW
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At some point in your life, you more than likely have heard someone say, “Ugh! Work is just plain KILLING me right now.”  And while they were probably just being dramatic, they weren’t totally wrong. Our jobs really do take a toll on our overall health and well being. In fact, I learned about a study recently which proved sitting for extended periods of time is as hazardous to our health as smoking. (click here to view that particular study)

Take a look at some of the different studies and facts I have pulled together for you:

…a  study found that people with sedentary jobs (bus drivers) were twice as likely as those with active jobs (mailmen) to develop cardiovascular disease. More recently, extended daily TV watching and time on the computer – which, like desk jobs, involve long periods of time sitting still – have been linked to a greater risk of metabolic syndrome, a constellation of health problems that can lead to diabetes and heart disease.” –health.com

“In order to get workers excited about the company’s mission, employers may host team-building exercises or motivational meetings. But research has shown that forcing people to feel positive for something they’re unsure about can actually “highlight how unhappy they are” and, ultimately, will make them even more depressed.” –businessinsider.com

 

Health issues associated with a sedentary lifestyle and not getting regular exercise can raise your risk of:

-Premature death.

-Heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer.

-Metabolic syndrome (increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist, and abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels).

-Obesity.

-Osteoporosis.

-Stroke.

If you sit for long periods of time each day working on a computer, you may be at risk for developing physical strain and overuse injuries. –gethealthystayhealthy.com

Isn’t all of that wild? Sure, we all have to work to live. But it seems like as the world keeps spinning, we develop more and more sedentary types of jobs for ourselves. To fight the issue, what can we do?

Take the time to gain a little knowledge.  Research a few little things that have the potential to provide you with a much healthier way of working. Something as simple as walking to lunch instead of eating at your desk could make a huge difference!

Get up from your desk on your lunch break and visit us! In fact, you can do it for free! CLICK HERE to download our FREE 7 day pass!

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I am NCCPT certified Personal Trainer Betsy Stevens and I train out of Golds Gym on Chapel Hill Road and Hospital Drive in Douglasville, Ga.