I.T. problems? We like to solve them, but we have an I.T. issue of our own.
“Idle on the Tush“
The problem is – Office work is hard on the body!
If you don’t sit at a desk for hours every day, you’re probably scratching your head and saying to yourself, “How can office work and sitting be so bad for you?” Well, it’s not just bad, it’s a serious health issue. Here are a few reasons why.
James A. Levine, M.D., Ph.D. Answers the question: What are the risks of sitting too much?
“Researchers have linked sitting for long periods of time with a number of health concerns, including:”
- metabolic syndrome
- increased blood pressure
- high blood sugar
- excess body fat around the waist
- abnormal cholesterol levels.
Those of us whose jobs require 6 to 8 hours a day sitting at a desk need to perk up your ears and listen to your body. It’s probably telling you that something isn’t right. Are you’re knees stiff when you stand up? Does your backside feel numb? Are your shoulders aching and full of knots? How about your eyes, are they tired of staring at a computer screen? Then it’s time to get UP!
Amshot found a really great solution – tech stlye: It’s called “UP” by Jawbone
“UP is a wristband and app that tracks how you sleep, move and eat—then helps you use that information to feel your best.”
One of the features of the wristband is that it lets you know when you have been idle too long. It will vibrate on your wrist, letting you know that you haven’t moved in an hour. So get up, stretch your legs, take a walk, go get some fresh air, MOVE!
All features include:
- Sleep and nap tracking
- 24/7 activity tracking
- Food and drink tracking
- Mood tracking
- Insight engine
- Idle alert
- Smart alarm
- 10 day battery
- Water resistant design
- Day and night form tracker
- Power nap
- Simple Sync
Amshot Solutions is already using UP and committed to becoming more aware of sitting too long in our office. We think that every desk sitting, computer pounding employee should do the same.