Most of the knowledge workers have a sedentary lifestyle. Whether you're a game tester or marketer, spending long hours in front of your laptop screen is what typically makes up your daily schedule. Research suggests that spending two hours or more in front of the screen at a stretch can increase the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and neck and back problems. Dr. James Levine compares it to sitting and smoking! So how can you avoid it?
Try the concept of Chair Yoga. Set up a timer on your watch or smartphone after every 30 minutes, recommends Dr. Starett. Stand up, move around or stretch to give your body that necessary pump. Keep doing this until it becomes a part of your daily routine. Simple chair yoga movements can help your body with a proper body posture, ideal muscle movement, and optimal breathing.
Even some basic amount of physical activity will enable you to think better and will help you increase your focus. Moderate movements of standing and stretching affect both, your physical and mental state positively. Dr. John Ratey, a Harvard Medical School professor says that the right kind of efforts can supercharge mental ability and sharpen cognitive skills.
For more information and details about Chair Yoga, you can read the full study here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/yoga-for-desktop-warriors_b_10312066.html?section=india
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