While diligently working to make your IM dreams come true, you probably end up spending a lot of time sitting in front of a computer. What if I said that all the sitting that you do day in and day out could actually be decreasing your chances of success and increasing your risk of medical concerns? Working from home has many advantages and disadvantages. One disadvantage can be a more sedentary lifestyle. Making the decision to stand while you work can increase your productivity improve your health.
What happens to your body when you spend each day sitting down while you are working on your computer? There are many negative medical side effects. Sitting down repeatedly for long periods of time can weaken the muscles. When you are standing up, you have many muscles working at the same time. On the other hand, many of your muscles, specifically your leg muscles, are still while you are sitting. Along with weakened muscles, you have an increased chance of developing cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes if you spend most of your day sitting. Women are more likely to develop metabolic symptoms if they are too sedentary.
In an effort to improve health, a new trend known as “stand-working” has emerged. Some companies have even designed a special kind of desk to accommodate the new working conditions. A changeable workstation is a desk that changes from a desk which fits a chair to a desk that is the perfect height for standing. This allows you to move from a standing position to a sitting position and back again throughout the day. Many of these desks also have a bar under the desk. The bar allows you to alternate the leg that is resting on it. This will further promote good health.
There are many health benefits to standing up while you work. You can burn extra calories every day just by standing instead of sitting. You may burn up to 230 calories per day resulting in 20 pounds lost a year. Weight loss itself can provide you with a large number of health benefits. Other benefits include improved circulation and muscle tone.
As an internet marketer, you rely on having a clear and creative mind to help you come up with and implement ideas on how to make money online. Standing up can help you increase your creativity and productivity. When you are standing, there is more blood flow to the brain which increases concentration. Just think of how much you get done when you can stay focused throughout the day. Your clear mind will allow you to throw yourself into the creative process.
Can you get the benefits of stand-working even if you work in an office that is set up with traditional desks and chairs? If this is your situation you can still improve your health and mental clarity by planning time throughout the day to get up and walk around. You can make your work day better by simply taking a stand.