One of the most obvious ways dogs can improve our physical and mental health is via daily walks !
Sedentary lifestyle is nothing but a type of lifestyle with no or very less physical activity.Sedentary activities are sitting, reading, using computer, playing video games and watching television for much of the day with little or no physical exercise.
|Especially the software professionals, who are expected to deliver quality work in time, tend to forget even to blink their eyes in front of their computers.|
They work in cutting edge technologies & domains...PLM, ERP, CRM, SCM, Embedded systems and Testing - to name a few. But are they aware of the health hazards of their sedentary lifestyle ?
Fortunately nowadays some organizations are educating their employees on this topic and ergonomy at work place.
Sitting too long at work
(Attribution: (CC) Larry D. Moore)
Here is some humour, irony or little exaggeration:
Programmer n. [proh-gram-er] - an organism that turns caffeine and pizza into software !
But the point here is,
Sedentary lifestyle combined with wrong eating habits poses a major threat to the software community.
A sedentary lifestyle can become a cause for the following preventable diseases:
|Canadian researchers published this after their long research: "The longer you spend sitting each day, the more likely you are to die an early death—no matter how fit you are".|
|"Our bodies have evolved over millions of years to do one thing: MOVE," says James Levine,M.D., Ph.D., of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He is the author of "Move a Little, Lose a Lot".|
|"Stand up every half hour", says Neville Owen, Ph.D., of the University of Queensland. "If you have to sit for longer than that, take more extended and active breaks and move around for a few minutes before sitting back down."|