Being active is the best way to avoid getting these diseases, or to at least minimize their effects. Even just walking for 30 minutes a day can help reduce the risks of heart disease, diabetes, injury, and other risks associated with inactivity. However, for some people that work long hours at a desk job, this might not seem practical or even possible, because of the combination of muscle pain and fatigue that comes with sitting for lengthy periods. It is a vicious cycle that perpetuates the myth that if you work a desk job, you can’t be in good physical shape.
The good news is that being chained to a desk does not necessarily mean being condemned to a lifetime of health issues. Even in small cubicles, there are plenty of ways to get exercise, and one of the best ways is a yoga routine! This is because yoga is a practice that promotes mindfulness, which is a state of cognitive self-awareness.
Take a break from work and do some yoga!