Are you sitting down right now? According to a USNews.com, a staggering 86% of American workers sit all day while at work. But we don’t just sit at work. We also sit while eating, relaxing, commuting, or surfing the Internet. It’s absolutely shocking how much time people spend sitting each day.
Leading a sedentary, sitting lifestyle is not good for you. Our bodies need to exercise. Did you know that there are numerous, scary health risks of desk jobs that you need to be aware of? Learn more before you take a job that sticks you at a desk all day long?
Let’s take a quick look at a few scary health risks of desk jobs:
- Muscular Skeletal Disorders
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Poor Posture
- Aches and Pains
- Neck Issues
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Even though desk jobs don’t typically make the list of the unhealthiest jobs, it’s easy to see why sitting is terribly unhealthy. In fact, it could take years off of your life! Learn more about what sitting does to your body in this YouTube Video titled Why Sitting Is Bad For You.
If you’re searching for jobs that require you to sit and stare, it might be time to reconsider what type of job you’re searching for. Of course if you are stuck in a desk job, get up and move! Take breaks and be active whenever possible. Even it interrupts your flow, a five minute movement break is worth it’s weight in gold.
We often hear people say “I don’t want to work in an office anymore. What can I do?” Well you’ve come to the right place. JobMonkey is your cool and seasonal jobs headquarter. We focus a huge chunk of our online content on active jobs that keep you moving and keep you healthy.
If you’re keen to escape the 9 to 5 and find an active job, here are a handful that might interest you:
This list only begins to scratch the surface of active job possibilities. If it’s time to ditch the desk and get healthy, then please visit JobMonkey.com to learn about other desk-free careers.