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Stuck in a 9-5 desk job? Beware, as sitting for too long can cancel out benefits of exercise

No matter how much you exercise, you definitely need to take a ‘movement break’ every half an hour. According to a study published in Annals of Internal Medicine, sitting for excessively long periods of time is a risk factor for early death. There’s a direct relationship between time spent sitting and your risk of early mortality of any cause, researchers said, based on a study of nearly 8,000 adults. As your total sitting time increases, so does your risk of an early death. The positive news: People who sat for…

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7 Best Lower Back Pain Exercises You Can Do at Your Office Desk

Backache is a very common complaint which affects all age range. Pain in the lower part of the back is commonly referred to as Lumbago. It can be defined as mild to severe pain or discomfort in the area of the lower back.The pain can be acute (sudden and severe) or chronic if it has lasted more than three months. Most people will experience lumbago at some point in their life. It can occur at any age but is a particular problem in younger people whose work involves physical effort…

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Office Yoga: Simple Exercises You Can Do Right at Your Desk to Reduce Stress

Problem: Suffering from a sore lower back, stiff neck and shoulder pain? Solution: Office Yoga. No, seriously! It’s no surprise that sitting at a desk, staring at a computer screen all day, is detrimental to your health. But you still can’t find the time to get active in between meetings, conference calls, and doctor’s appointments? Don’t worry. Office Yoga is a great way to shake off the tightness, de-stress and stay active while you’re at work. It improves your blood circulation, balance, posture and flexibility. Taking breaks at office with…

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