We all know that being active and eating well is important for staying healthy. But, did you know that just sitting too much may have a negative effect on your heart health? According to recent study results published in the New York Times, sitting for at least 10 hours a day may be linked to high troponin levels, which may have a negative effect on your cardiac health.
So what can you do to stay heart healthy, even if your job requires you to be at a desk all day?*
- Walk during your lunch break – getting away from your desk in the middle of the day for a walk will not only elevate your heart rate, it will probably elevate your mood as well.
- Take the stairs – walking up even one or two flights of stairs a day can make a difference in your cardiovascular health over time.
- Stand at your desk – try getting a desk that converts from sitting to standing or simply stand while you are on the phone – over the course of the day, you’ll significantly decrease your time spent sitting.
- Change your commute – consider walking, running or biking to work, even a few times a week, to increase your active time and for a nice change of scenery.
There are lots of great ways to integrate simple, healthy choices in to your work day. The team at Capital Benefit Services is here to help you and your employees have access to the best healthcare at the best possible price.
If you haven’t looked in to the benefits of our Health Trust’s, now is the perfect time. Give our team a call at 425-641-8093 or visit us online at capitalbenefitservices.com.
*This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult your physician before starting an exercise program or if you have any questions regarding a medical condition.