We’ve heard it all before: desk work is wreaking havoc on our health.
But experts warn that, while 86 percent of Americans work at a desk, few know how to offset the damage.
If you spend at least six hours a day at a desk, your heart attack risk is double what it should be. Computers also increase your risk of vision loss by 40 per cent, increase insulin resistance, and affect our mental health.
This culture of working has given rise to the ‘weekend warrior’ who packs a week’s worth of exercise into two days, and after-hours yoga or meditation.
However, research shows that may only have a superficial impact on boosting your health.
We spoke to a cardiologist, a personal trainer, and an optometrist about the dangers of desk work, and some concrete tips that really could balance out the downsides.