Sitting at the desk Dry eyes? Weight gain? You might not realize what being parked at a desk is going to your body. Here, cubicle-caused issues and their surprisingly easy fixes. By Ashley Ross
1. DIABETES RISK
Stressful job environments can raise women's risk of heart attack by 88 percent, but those who sit all day also have a greater chance of developing type 2 diabetes, according to researchers at the University of Leicester Departments of Health Sciences and Cardiovascular Sciences.
Prevention: To keep your blood pumping, take a quick break once an hour to walk to the elevator or watercooler.
Solution: A study in England tested sedentary workers' caloric burn by placing small pedal machines under their desks for four weeks, and found using the machine for about 23 minutes a day helped. Try the Aerobic Pedal Exerciser, sold on amazon.com.
2. MISALIGNED HIPS
A female's wider hip sockets put more pressure on hips, knees, andRead More »from 6 Surprising Health Risks of Sitting at Your Desk