Office body can result due to sitting all day

Office body can result due to siting all day.  Office body is a physical condition in which the human body deteriorates as a result of sitting at a desk all day.  Effects of office body include increased body fat, enlarged waste line, uncontrolled obesity, heart disease, poor muscular development, muscle atrophy, strained neck and back problems.

Exercise doesn’t entirely reverse the harm of being sedentary and sitting all day but there is some good news.  Active mobility always helps.  Studies have found that simply interrupting your sitting time with short breaks of movement—just standing or walking slowly—has beneficial effects. In a 2008 study published in Diabetes Care, researchers in Australia studied 168 adults, measuring their every move for seven consecutive days. Those who took more breaks from sitting had narrower waists, and lower body mass index and improved triglyceride and glucose tolerance—all important measures for obesity and metabolic health. The average length of their breaks: just four and a half minutes.  

You can make small, conscientious changes to add more movement to your day.  Try walking to meetings, taking more breaks throughout the day, taking the stairs whenever possible, alternating standing and sitting positions with a standing desk, joining classes at a local gym, parking your car further away from entrances and making your commute, itself, more active by walking or biking.


 Many people spend more hours sitting each day than they do anything else, including sleeping.  


There are many different ways to perform stretching exercises. However, it is important to note that although there are many different ways to stretch, no one way, or no one type of stretching is better than another.  Each type has its own advantages and disadvantages, and the key to getting the most out of stretching lies in being able to match the right type of stretching to the purpose, or goal you are trying to achieve.

Performing simple stretches can help reverse some of the negative effects of prolonged sitting.  You can also stretch on a physioball or using a foam roller.