Over the last decade, the nature of jobs around the world has changed and now days most of the jobs require stationary position such as standing or sitting for long time periods. This is also due to the increase in the technology intensive jobs. The most common job titles include office clerks, secretaries, customer sales representatives, administrative assistants, manager, different titular clerks, and truck drivers.
This has been attributed to the ever-growing trend of modern technology particularly computers which could efficiently aid in getting the job done. However, the truth is that such work habits had been established since the Industrial Revolution. The factories usually had assembly lines with one group of working doing a specific task and then passing it to another group who would be doing another specific task. This process would continue till the final product is produced. This involved the workers to focus only on performing their task while remaining in their own place.
This sedentary way of life has increased the exposure to the risks of cardiovascular diseases as restricted movements reduce lower calories. Overall, workers have been eating more, exercising less and thereby gaining more weight.
In addition to weight gain, sitting too long can also negatively influence your posture, particularly when you have a tendency to sit slouched over your table. A poor posture influences you physically through:
- increasing the weight on your lower back, shoulders, and neck as a result of the absence of support, leading to injury and muscle pain;
- reducing lung efficiency for respiration since slouching tightens their space to expand;
- deteriorating the digestive system, making you inclined to disorders like heartburn and hernia; and
- developing excess visceral fat which is feared by generally females.
Moreover, a poor posture has some emotional effects as well. It could enhance your stress, anxiety, and depression which ultimately negatively affects self-confidence and productivity. If you are doing a job that increases your risk to having poor posture, ensure that you are keeping your body in an upright position, changing positions frequently, and wearing a waist trainer. A waist trainer could help in posture control.
Having a decent seat and table that is level to your stature can cure this however; it is most significant to have the right posture while doing the job since you will do it throughout the day, in any case. Additionally, a good posture has emotional as well as physical effects. Research has demonstrated that having a good posture leads to burning more calories as it takes more vitality to hold your back straight and adjusted since you have to fix the shoulder and back muscles to look after it. A good posture influences your outlook towards things. It influences you to look taller and seem more certain, which thus influences your confidence.