This has a lot to do with blood flow and how our body and muscles are designed. In the sitting position, our blood flow is decreased to the lower portion of our body. Furthermore, our muscles can start to atrophy with sitting over long periods of time. Muscle tissue shrinks and we are no longer able to metabolize calories like we should.
In an evolutionary wink of an eye we have forced a change on our bodies that threatens our health. Most Americans and a growing number of citizens in industrialized countries now suffer from an extreme lack of movement during the day due to their occupations. Chairs, it appears, are killing us.
To get more/higher quality sleep: try to create a relaxing pre-sleep ritual - like reading or meditating - and power down at least 30-60 minutes before bed (that means step away from all the screens: phones, computer, TV, etc.).
My suggestion? It might be worth the investment if you don't have time to make it to the gym and haven't been successful exercising on your own up to this point. You certainly don't get as intense of a workout as you would if you spent 45 minutes running or walking at a brisk pace, but if you aren't able to do that, this might be the next best thing. Will the slow walk you perform while working decrease your work productivity? That remains to be seen and probably will vary with the individual.
The Result - Pretty good. I allowed myself one cup of coffee in the morning instead of the three I was used to and I cut out the "soda pop" after lunch that had become a habit. The lack of caffeine took a few days to get used to and I now make more trips to the mens room than ever before, but the end result is definitely positive.
standing desks amazon black have become extremely popular lately, and now they come in a lot of different shapes and sizes. Some even come with optional accessories like a built in treadmill or exercise bike (however, I am not sure sweating at work is a good idea).
A treadmill desk can offer a viable solution to all of the above. There are now a number of used standing desks for sale that are manufactured all of-a-piece, and there are ways to easily set up a treadmill desk using a standard treadmill. Different approaches are right for different people and different budgets.
Consistency is important to for good fitness performance at both the small and large scales. Individual workouts are more effective when they focus on smooth exertion over time, rather than little fits and starts of effort. In the same way, an overall exercise schedule is more effective when it includes regular, sustainable workouts instead of massive, exhausting ones.
So what if you don't want to surf the net? No problem. The Nordictrack X9 also connects to the internet using a technology called iFit LIVE. This lets you download new workout programs - even some from celebrity trainers.