5 Quick Health Tips for Desk Bound CEOs
If you’re similar to other young and restless CEOs I know, you’re probably already thinking ahead: planning what you can do next and what your next success will be. You can’t afford to stand still. How ironic then, that the very nature of your job means that 90% of the time you actually are stationary – because you are sitting down.
Being in the driving seat all the time can sometimes mean you neglect the engine. The long-term health of desk-dwellers has been closely examined, and numerous studies have shown, unsurprisingly, that it isn’t healthy. Our bodies simply aren’t designed for prolonged periods of minimal mobility. The side effects include all sorts of nasties such as a shorter lifespan, risk of DVT, and sedentary-related diseases to name just a few.
Realistically, is there anything you can do to improve your health without leaving your desk?
Here are a few things you could consider:
Whilst I’m not suggesting for a minute that you invest in and install one of those trendy treadmill-with-desk-attached machines (heavy breathing whilst talking on the phone is likely to raise a few eyebrows), there are plenty of light exercises and stretches that can be done at your desk and only take a few minutes.