There is no denying that almost everyone could benefit from a little more exercise. Of course, there is also no denying that it is getting harder and harder to find the time to get enough exercise to make a difference. Indeed, it seems that while developed countries have access to amazing health care, health outcomes are on a steady decline simply because people in these countries are not getting enough exercise. Not only are we busier than ever (including sitting in traffic for hours at a time) but our lifestyles are getting more and more sedentary, as well.
The Need For Exercise
It is not enough to simply note that we need more exercise: that much we already know. The issue right now, of course, is figuring out how to make the time to do it. The work days just seem to keep getting longer and longer (with paychecks somehow seeming to never change at all). And the end result is that everyone is just tired—and broke—all the time.
So finding the energy to exercise is not easy. And this can be frustrating because even if you want to get more exercise, not only might you not have the energy, but you might not have the motivation either.
Even Just A Little Exercise
But here is something really interesting: you only need about 5 to 10 minutes of exercise every couple hours to improve your health. Just this little addition can actually slow down the development of many chronic diseases. If you sit at a desk, then, you can just take a brisk walk around the office every hour or two; even just standing up once in a while can help to make a difference.
Standing Desk: the Benefits
Or, instead of making time to move around while working at a seated desk, you can switch to a standing desk. This is just a desk where you stand instead of sit. Sure, sitting is more relaxing but standing actually improves circulation and even increases mental acuity!
Sit-Stand Desk: the Benefits
But here’s the thing: you could opt for a Primecables sit stand desk, too. These desks are convertible, meaning that you could work for a couple hours in a seated position and then convert the desk so you could work for a couple hours in a standing position. This, obviously, gives you the best of both worlds.