Well, during my research, I stumbled upon the symptoms of osteoporosis, one of which is stooped posture.
Kind of like mine.
Which seems to be getting worse every single day I work at my desk job. Pretty soon I’m going to look like Quasimodo.
I think poor posture is just one of the many ailments that plague desk workers on a day-to-day basis. According to an article from Health.com, the hazards of sitting at a desk all day include, “back pain, repetitive stress injuries, obesity and even an increased risk of diabetes and heart disease.”
In the article, the author suggests stretching your legs and moving around for five minutes every hour. Though I tend to become a lump in my chair, not moving unless its snack or meal time, lately this has changed. I owe my more constant movement to my latest initiative…
Drinking more water!
Chugging more water fights dehydration but also fills up my little bladder so I have to get up to pee all… the… time. Now I’m hydrated and moving around every hour or so. Win! We’ll see if I can keep this up. My relationship with drinking more water is a rocky one. I’m gold for about a week until I forget and go back to living my desert lifestyle.
I did make sure to hop out of my chair and stretch my legs in the break room while I prepared my lunch.
Today’s meal included a shrimp salad wrap made with broccoli slaw.
The grapefruit I snagged on my walk this morning served as my side.
Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could pluck every piece of fruit we enjoyed fresh off the tree, bush or vine? Sign me up!
P.S. The Fashion page was updated this afternoon!
P.P.S. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your nominations for the Women’s Health magazine blog roll. You guys make me smile. 🙂