Hectic is what most Hong Kong people use to describe their daily life. So when they hardly have time for sleep, how could they squeeze some time out for exercise? But what knock-on effect would our body sustain if we sit for at least 8 hours at our work desk on a daily basis?
A sedentary lifestyle can cause slow blood circulation which may increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases. If one doesn’t sit upright for an extended period of time, he or she may also develop stiff back muscles and weak abdominal muscles, which may cause back pain.
However, if you can spare 7 minutes every day, these health issues can be avoided while building muscles and burning fat! I’m talking about the following set of simple exercise at the office or home which gives you results in only 1 month:
Tool: a chair, ideally plastic
Main training: strengthen thigh and calf muscles and core muscles, particularly effective in improving the spine posture
Reminder: don’t practice right after a full lunch
2 more health tips for sedentary people:
For those who don’t really have time for the gym or a run, practice the above exercise daily and you will feel the changes in your body over time.
Sonia Tsang – Senior Manager, Organization and People Development Division of a listed company; Founder and Executive Director of F8 Funding Limited